A New Illustrated Chanel Book Pays Homage To The Late Karl Lagerfeld

Books, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Illustration, Luxury, Fashion, Fashion illustrator
Jean-Philippe Del Homme
It follows the history, culture, and design process of his work at the French fashion house

A new coffee table book, written by Laetitia Cenac, tells the story of the legendary couturier Karl Lagerfeld. Chanel: The Making of a Collection is an illustrated exploration of the history, culture, and design process of his time as creative director at the French fashion house, in which artist Jean-Philippe Delhomme brings the creative spirit of Lagerfeld to life through his vibrant illustrations. The book pays homage to Lagerfeld's creative attitude - his tireless working attitude, and the way he approached his final collections with finesse and boundless humour. As Lagerfeld himself explains in an interview that serves as the foreword to the book, but was conducted last November: “I never learned how to draw; it just came naturally. I do not understand how a person does not know how to draw because everyone knows how to write.”

Jean-Philippe Del Homme

Jean-Philippe Del Homme

Jean-Philippe Del Homme

Jean-Philippe Del Homme

Jean-Philippe Del Homme

He continues: "A collection can come out of a dream - or a nightmare, too, by the way. I dream, I work my mind, I create, I throw away, I start again... There are no rules or formulas. I draw everything myself. It’s the artistry that I love. Having a studio of twenty people working on computers does not interest me. I always have a notebook near my pillow to write down my ideas, to have a record of them...”

Jean-Philippe Del Homme

Jean-Philippe Del Homme

Jean-Philippe Del Homme

Delving into the history and culture of the brand, while also detailing contemporary collections, Chanel: The Making of a Collection is a visual inside look at the legacy of this haute couture icon. 

Jean-Philippe Del Homme

Jean-Philippe Del Homme


From Harper's Bazaar U.K.

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Books, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Illustration, Luxury, Fashion, Fashion illustrator
Jean-Philippe Del Homme