Right on time for FIAC, the Carpenters Workshop Gallery is presenting the first-ever exhibition of Karl Lagerfeld’s sculptural works. With “Architectures”, the Kaiser – who has become an icon for his collections for Chanel, Fendi and his eponymous brand, and who is also celebrated as a photographer and designer – presents a series of functional sculptures inspired by Antiquity. Lagerfeld’s taste for Ancient Greece, which had inspired ready-to-wear collections in the past, was already known to the public. In the gallery of Julien Lombrail and Loïc Le Gaillard, Karl Lagerfeld shows a series of tables, gueridons, lamps, consoles, fountains, and mirrors made from a noble material: marble. Faithful to its monochromatic black and white style, Lagerfeld chose two of the rarest marbles, Arabescato Fantastico (white) and Nero Marquina (black), presented in a scenography between shadow and light. This series of sculptures was produced by the architect Aline Asmar d’Amman. Before its official opening on Octobre 19, friends of both the gallery and the designer came to discover the exhibition. Among them, Marie-Agnès Gillot, Alexandre de Betak, Tom Pecheux, Jérôme Sans or Jean-Pierre Blanc. More than an exhibition, Karl Lagerfeld creates a modern mythology at Carpenters Workshop Gallery, to be seen until December 23rd.

Photos: Ludovica Arcero
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