Karl Lagerfeld by Alfons Kaiser audiobook

Karl Lagerfeld: A Life in Fashion

By Alfons Kaiser
Translated by Isabel Adey
Read by Stephen R. Thorne

Blackstone Publishing 9781419757259
14.99 Hours 1
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The definitive biography of the last iconic fashion designer “It starts with me and it ends with me.” Karl Lagerfeld stylized himself into a living logo and a myth of the fashion world. In Karl Lagerfeld: A Life in Fashion, journalist Alfons Kaiser, who knew Lagerfeld personally for many years, introduces listeners to the public and private life of the charismatic fashion designer. Kaiser explores the many eras of Lagerfeld’s life: the youthful outsider in the north German flatlands; the urbane genius in Paris; the tireless draftsman; the enthusiastic photographer; the passionate book collector; and the disciplined Prussian workaholic. What is behind this larger-than-life figure who, despite a massively public persona, kept his own life story a secret? Drawing from many previously untapped sources, this biography investigates the man behind the persona: the precocious boy who preferred to draw in the attic than play with his peers; the son who quarreled with his parents but never got away from them; Yves Saint Laurent’s competitor, whom he outshone in the end; the brother, uncle, friend—and finally the partner of Jacques de Bascher, the great love of his life.

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The definitive biography of the last iconic fashion designer

“It starts with me and it ends with me.”

Karl Lagerfeld stylized himself into a living logo and a myth of the fashion world.

In Karl Lagerfeld: A Life in Fashion, journalist Alfons Kaiser, who knew Lagerfeld personally for many years, introduces listeners to the public and private life of the charismatic fashion designer. Kaiser explores the many eras of Lagerfeld’s life: the youthful outsider in the north German flatlands; the urbane genius in Paris; the tireless draftsman; the enthusiastic photographer; the passionate book collector; and the disciplined Prussian workaholic. What is behind this larger-than-life figure who, despite a massively public persona, kept his own life story a secret? Drawing from many previously untapped sources, this biography investigates the man behind the persona: the precocious boy who preferred to draw in the attic than play with his peers; the son who quarreled with his parents but never got away from them; Yves Saint Laurent’s competitor, whom he outshone in the end; the brother, uncle, friend—and finally the partner of Jacques de Bascher, the great love of his life.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The first thoroughly researched biography of one of the designers of the century.” Vogue Germany
“Impressive…[Kaiser] succeeds in exhibiting Karl Lagerfeld the businessman, the workhorse, and also the private individual in all his dazzling diversity.” Berliner Zeitung
“Using many previously unknown sources, Kaiser traces the fashion designer’s path from adolescent outsider to the dominant star of Parisian fashion.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
“An excellently written and researched insider biography.” Gala

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Author Bio: Alfons Kaiser

Author Bio: Alfons Kaiser

Alfons Kaiser is an editor at the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and is responsible for the section "Germany and the World," as well as for the monthly Frankfurter Allgemeine magazine. He prefers to write about fashion.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 14.99
Audience: Adult
Language: English