See Inside the Karl For Ever Exhibition Held for Late Fashion Pioneer Karl Lagerfeld

Hayley Kadrou   |   23 - 06 - 2019

During fashion week in Paris, luxury houses Fendi, Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld grouped together to pay tribute to the late Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away in February of 2019.

 

From his last role as Creative Director at Chanel to creating his eponymous label Karl Lagerfeld to his breakthrough position at Fendi, the defining fashion houses of the German fashion designer joined together for a special exhibition in Paris this June.

 

Karl Forever exhibition in Paris

Karl For Ever exhibition in Paris

 

Taking place in the Grand Palais in the French capital, a production titled Karl For Ever was put on by Robert Carsen (a beloved opera director) which saw an influx of famous faces pay their respects to the late designer.

 

Tilda Swinton performed at the event

Tilda Swinton performed at the event

 

The ceremony was enriched with films of Lagerfeld at different stages of his life, statements of love and admiration from those who knew and worked with him and live performances from actors, musicians, dancers and more.

 

The likes of Tilda Swinton, Fanny Ardant, Cara Delevingne and Helen Mirren attended the event, and some even performed readings from the likes of Virginia Woolf and Edith Sitwell at the ceremony.

 

Anna Wintour and Bruno Pavlovsky attended the tribute put on by Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld and Fendi

Anna Wintour and Bruno Pavlovsky attended the tribute put on by Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld and Fendi

 

Others to perform included dancer Lil Buck, violinist Charlie Siem, a troupe of tango dancers choreographed by German Cornejo, pianist Lang Lang (who played Chopin on the grand piano designed by Karl Lagerfeld for the 150th anniversary of Steinway), and musician Pharrell Williams.

 

Over 2,500 guest were also in attendance for the one-off event.

 

Claudia Schiffer at Karl For Ever in June 2019

Claudia Schiffer at Karl For Ever in June 2019

 

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