France (MIFF 2007 , Documentaries)
Director: Rodolphe Marconi

Karl Lagerfeld - arguably one of the most influential fashion designers of the last half-century - takes centre stage for this documentary portrait of a fashion icon. Two years in the making, and created from over 200 hours of digital and Super 8 footage, Rodolphe Marconi's latest doco takes us into the world of one of the most powerful figures in the fashion business. We see the man behind the distinctive black sunglasses. Footage of Lagerfeld's daily working routine - sketching dress designs, preparing catwalk shows, photographing models - is interspersed with candid interviews with the man himself. Lagerfeld recalls his youth and his rise to fame, which would eventually see him take the helm as head designer at Chanel.


D Rodolphe Marconi P Gregory Bernard Dist Hopscotch TD digibeta/2007/88mins

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