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Karl Lagerfeld (born Karl Otto Lagerfeldt on 10 September 1933 in Hamburg) is a German fashion designer, artist and photographer based in Paris. He has collaborated on a variety of...

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KARL LAGERFELD INTERVIEW - THE PARIS-BYZANCE SHOW

SEE MORE PHOTOS THE PARIS-BYZANCE SHOW BY ELISABETH QUIN A snowy and rainy evening in Paris on December 7th 2010. After passing through the black wrought iron gate of the 31 rue Cambon, we climb the stairs to the Couture salon and go on through to a magic place that takes us back in time, 15 centuries into the past, to the banks of the Bosporus, at the heart of the Byzantine Empire. We are transported to a time when Constantinople was not yet called Istanbul, but the Sublime Porte between East and West! The walls are covered with bronze sequins, oriental lanterns cast a soft sensual glow and in this harem-like atmosphere one is tempted to lie down on the deep plush sofas, decorated with hand-painted cushions. Turkish Delight... Paris seems so far away... That is when a brilliant, ironic, timeless sound is heard, the sound of change rattling in a cash register to the tune of Money by Pink Floyd, from the album The Dark Side of the Moon. Karl Lagerfeld's sense of humor strikes again. The presentation begins... Tight fitting coats in black tweed, embroidered with gold thread, two-tone thigh-high boots, in black and eggshell white, a perfect pea coat, slim pants, tapered and tight as a second satin skin: the woman parading on the catwalk becomes many before our eyes to the psychedelic riffs of Pink Floyd, and is troubling in her elegant androgyny. She is the opposite of all the oriental clichés evoked by the names Byzantium and Istanbul. If she is a Sultana, then she has <b>...</b>
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