Tonight I had the chance to watch a rare documentary on Karl Lagerfeld, the legendary fashion designer. The film is called "Karl Lagerfeld sketches his life", was shot in 2012 and the screening was organised by CineDoc at the Institut Francais Grece.
The film portrays the life of the famous German designer, though images and narration. It's a storytelling through words and sketches.
The director of the film is Loic Prigent, who has also directed among others, the 2007 "Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton" documentary.
In this film, he manages to capture Lagerfeld's aesthetic (by using great photography), to pose "irritating" questions that the designer does not seem to wish to answer and to also show an honest side of Karl's, especially when he admits that he has nothing to fill his life but his work.
Make no mistakes though: Lagerfeld manages to manipulate the camera as he wishes and reveal exactly as much as he wants. Let us not forget that apart from an artist, he is also a businessman.
A really interesting documentary that managed to turn a single shot of the designer sketching, into a vivid naration of an exciting life!
Special thanks to my friend and fellow blogger Violetta Kyriakou from Demoded Fashion Business Blog (www.demoded.weebly.com), for inviting me to join her at the screening!
Ever since I first set foot on a cinema theatre, I knew that something magical was happening there....