Models Camille Hurel and Karly Loyce join Vogue Germany’s July 2019 tribute to Karl Lagerfeld ‘A Rose Is A Rose Is . . . “ Christiane Arp styles the two beauties in a carpet of rose-blooming, romantic looks from Chanel, lensed by Lagerfeld’s photography team./ Hair by Greg Everingham; makeup by Emmanuel Sammartino
Vogue Germany’s July 2019 cover story honors Karl Lagerfeld, celebrating the late designer in covers by Birgit Kos, Luna Bijl and Vittoria Ceretti. Styled by editor-in-chief Christiane Arp, the star trio is lensed in trademark Peter Lindbergh images wearing fall looks from Chanel and Fendi.
Rising stars Adut Akech, Anok Yai and Kaia Gerber front Fendi’s Spring Summer 2019 campaign, lensed by the now-deceased Karl Lagerfeld. For those who suggest that the love fest between Adut and Kaia above is staged for the ad campaign, the two young women are very close friends in real life.
As fashion struggles to acknowledge past sins around diversity and in our human relationships generally, we must also acknowledge the reality of inspiring relationships as well. While I am totally exasperated with Gucci and Prada over blackface sweaters and trinkets, and now we add Burberry’s lynching/suicide rope from the Fall 2019 show, I want to just scream.
Simultaneously, when deep relationships and friendships between black women and white women exist — as is the case between Adut and Kaia — they must also receive our positive acknowledgement. Many will accuse Lagerfeld of staging the intimate, powerful photo of Kaia and Adut that leads this post. Thankfully, it is for real, and I am grateful for their message for humanity. Goddess knows we need it. ~ Anne
Tributes are pouring in for Chanel creative director and fashion industry superstar Karl Lagerfeld, appearing here with his darling cat Choupette. AOC has a complicated history with Lagerfeld, having stood for my free press rights with his press representative. . . and not merely in email.
These tributes and commentary should stand as testimonials to the designer’s enormous body of work, articulated primarily by the people who loved and respected him.Read More
Karl Lagerfeld hires a big cast for a low-impact Spring/Summer 2019 ad campaign, shot by him. Models include Adesuwa Aighewi, Hyun Ji Shin, Kris Grikaite, Nora Attal, Rebecca Leigh Longendyke, Sarah Dahl and Vittoria Ceretti, styled by Carine Roitfeld.
ELLE’s director of fashion features Veronique Hyland shares a November 2018 look at Chanel’s nautical-inspired 2019 Resort Collection featuring models Joan Smalls, Natasha Poly, Yasmin Wijnaldum and Hannah Ferguson.