That Karl Lagerfeld is a big photography enthusiast is not a hidden fact. And apart from designing exquisite apparel, he has proved time and again that he is good behind the viewfinder too. After putting up several photo exhibitions, the suave designer has a new exhibit for your viewing pleasure, this time courtesy Rolls-Royce Motor Cars entitled ‘A Different View.’ Based on the brand’s Icons of Art series, the exhibition was opened to private guests in Goodwood, West Sussex.
Lagerfeld doesn’t drive himself — after surviving crashes in luxury cars such as Mercedes and Jaguar at the age of 30, he prefers them as collectibles than vehicles. Of the large pictures put on display, if you are lucky enough to catch a glimpse, you can check out the Phantom Drophead Coupé, among other cars, all printed on a “special handmade paper” to make it look stunning.
Mr. Lagerfeld’s views on the exhibition, “I can no longer view life without juxtaposing its abstraction. I view the world, fashion, and automobiles through my camera lens. That allows me to keep a critical distance from my work. This approach serves me more than I had ever thought possible in my view of reality. Each of my shots of the Rolls-Royce is the abstract representation of a concrete reality. The technical medium of photography is a welcome means for my artistic work, creating my different view.”
[Rolls-Roycemotorcars and WWD]