Fashion houses Chanel, Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld are uniting to honour the late fashion designer and innovator in Paris on June 20th.
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Karl Lagerfeld‘s death in February 209 left a gaping hole in the fashion world. At the time of his passing, the German fashion designer held the position of Creative Director for Chanel. But his contributions had been much wider, from his decades of work at Fendi to launches his own eponymous label.
Which is why it only seems appropriate that a special memorial will be held in Paris – the same place he lived, worked and died – this summer. Both Chanel and Fendi will unite with his namesake brand to make this happen.
The exhibition which will showcase and explore his contribution to and innovations within the fashion world will be called Karl For Ever. It will take place on June 20th during Men’s Fashion Week, in the historical museum and exhibition hall, Grand Palais. The building is where Lagerfeld had chosen to host his haute couture shows for the bast 14 years.
Guests will be able to watch video montages of the figures and Weill as see interviews with those who have collaborated with Lagerfeld in his fashion and art endeavours.
Dancers, singers, musicians and actors will also creative interpret iconic pieces of his work into a perforce led by theatre and opera director Robert Carsen.
The event is scheduled for June 20th, and only 2,000 specially selected guests will be in attendance.