Visions of Fashion
Fashion and photography have brought together some of the most creative and innovative minds of our time. Fashion advertisements and campaigns are the reason why we invest part of next month’s rent on clothing and accessories. Fashion photography has become the doorway into this world of luxury and style.
There is no one that personifies sophistication as fashion designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld does; and what a better place to pay tribute to his photographic career than at the Pitti Palace in Florence.
Images selected by the photographer himself along with curators from the Uffizi collection are on display at the 15th century Palazzo Pitti in Florence. The historical palace contains the White Room, famous for being the venue that turned Florence into an Italian fashion capital in the 1950’s. The palace also houses the masterpieces of Italian Renaissance painters Tintoretto, Raphael and Titian, whose works are juxtaposed with Lagerfeld’s timeless images.
Karl began his career when he was only a fourteen-year-old working with French designer Pierre Balmain in Paris. His work as a fashion designer skyrocketed by collaborating with brands like Fendi, Chloe and Chanel. In 1987, Lagerfeld began to drift towards film and photography, advertising his own campaigns and creating fabulous art books.
The exhibition “Karl Lagerfeld: Visions of Fashion” opened on June 14 and will be on view until October 23rd. More than two hundred images blend past and present in the different rooms of the palace. The elegance behind Lagerfeld’s photography allows it to coexist harmoniously with the Renaissance décor of the palace’s interiors. If you are lucky enough to visit Florence this summer, pay a visit to one of the city’s most popular historical sites!
All images courtesy of © Pitti Image Uomo