Elegance is an attitude. Indeed, it is. From the words of Karl Lagerfeld, an icon in fashion, and especially within the world of Chanel, onward in that. With an appreciation of the world of fashion design, Lagerfeld has always been one that captured my attention with his constant mystique and his bold force in the world of fashion. A pioneer of fashion and noted as:
“One of the most prolific and celebrated fashion designers of all time”- Harper’s Bazaar
I can always be found photographing the windows of the Chanel boutique on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. A destination from behind my lens for years has been the windows of Chanel. Lagerfeld, born in Hamburg and changing the world of fashion for decades in Paris, will live on as a force of change itself. In his words, “Change is the healthiest way to survive”. His mark of change and his gift to fashion, that he brought forth through decades of his work, will survive and endure to live on, indeed.
On a personal note… In 1998 I met the icon of fashion at the launching of his fragrance, Jako, at the Chicago State Street flagship store, Marshall Fields. Framed is his autograph personalized to me. It represents a moment in time not to be forgotten. For I had met an icon and prolific designer of fashion that will endure to impact the world of fashion.
How befitting to quote Coco Chanel:
“Fashion changes, but style endures”
Onward in appreciation to the change, the style and the iconic presence of the late Karl Lagerfeld.