{happy weekend + lovely letters}


{beautiful sample of Karl Lagerfeld’s photographic work for Chanel}

Late Thursday morning, I received a perfectly delightful e-mail from Glamorous reader Joy, who was fortunate enough to happen upon a Karl Lagerfeld photoshoot while out enjoying the Spring sunshine the previous day:

“This is glamorous! Love, love, love your blog and read it daily!

While running around town yesterday, I stumbled upon a Karl Lagerfeld shoot for Fendi. Karl himself was taking many of the photos. It was a perfect 60 degrees and all the onlookers sat quietly taking the experience in. Surely, it was a nice way to kill an hour. It’s amazing what you see day to day on the streets of New York.

Thought you would enjoy these photos!”

{images 2 – 4 property of Joy M., NYC}

You may or may not know that the world-famous couturier, {currently for Fendi, Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld}, is also famous for his photography as well as his designs and has published more than 20 books of photography. Joy managed to snap some wonderful candid shots of the designer {including behind the lens!}, and so thoughtfully sent them along . . .

{with Kate, via glamchic}

{Top image: Advertisement: Chanel; Photographer: Karl Lagerfeld; Season: S/S 2005; Model: Daria Werbowy}

20 Notes
  • I can’t tell you how much I would love to trip up on Lagerfeld. I would have to thank him for all thr inspiration and dreams he has given me for all these years/

  • what!!! i live in new york too but… :( i’m so jealous!

  • What a great story, Claudia! He appears to have quite a presence, and how fantastic it must be to so calm and collected . . .

  • Very cool photos!!

    When I used to work at the Met, a few weeks before the Chanel exhibition opened, I literally bumped into him on the elevator.

    I was in my usual hurry and daydreaming and was waiting for the elevator – which was usually empty. When the doors opened, I barged in but he kept his cool, smiled while I embarrassingly apologised profusely.

    As I went down on the elevator, on my own, it ocurred to me that he seems to slide or float and not walk, he’s so calm and collected!!

  • You are all so welcome for the photos I took and a Big Thanks to ‘This Is Glamorous’ for posting them! What a hoot!

    Mr. Lagerfeld was great fun to shoot off the fly. Jay Z is the new face of Fendi. He showed up for the shoot as well but my camera battery died, so I missed the shots. I carry my camera daily because I just never know what I’ll see (great window display, shoes someone is wearing, a great dish at at restaurant, a gorgeous new flaovored martini that looks so great in the glass that I want my walls painted in just that color)…

    Joy M NYC

  • wow, what an amazind experience! Thank you to Joy for the photos

  • Ooh Lucky her! So sweet of her to send u this..


  • I love that chanel dress I remember when Mischa wore it on the OC.

  • These are great! How nice of Joy to share her pics!

    I totally walked right past him at the hotel I was staying at in Miami Beach (our client has a place there) and he was dressed just like that-only without the wool coat. He also had an entourage of, like, 15 people with him! He seems like a character (but I guess with that much talent, one is allowed)!

  • This is awesome. And the dress is to die for.

  • wow! That was a lucky catch! I wish I lived in New York. *sigh*

  • You never know what you’ll find out and about in NYC. And to think that the crowd was respectful enough not to ruin the shoot!

  • Lagerfeld is just too talented. What a character! And how lucky for Joy to be passing by during this shoot!

  • Topsy Turvy–that’s hilarious–I hadn’t even realized he was wearing his dark glasses behind the camera!

  • Interesting that he didn’t take off his dark glasses to shoot the photos! I’m impressed! :o Lana

  • I didn’t know K.L. was a photographer either! How fun.

  • So cool! But where’s his fan?!

  • how amazing to run into that! the first dress you posted in the chanel ad… THAT is my FAVORITE DRESS! i want to wear it on my wedding day. it’s gorgeous. have a lovely weekend!

  • i had no idea he was also a photographer! These are great candid snaps.

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