Annie

‘Fashion is ephemeral, dangerous, and unfair.’

In fashion, movies on January 14, 2008 at 1:45 am

Lucky moi! In a divinely sanctioned moment, the MFA decided to show Lagerfeld Confidential, which I’ve coveted viewing since, oh, only October. I’ve fixated on Karl for a long time only because he is the Dandiest of Dandies [this 2K5 Slate article addresses Karl’s concerns with “the plight of the dandy in modern society”. Since then, I’ve been smitten]. To be honest, Marconi’s documentary wasn’t especially illuminating [how exactly does one illuminate such an icon? I don’t think anyone fully can], but it had a] a bangin’ soundtrack b] shots of Karl WITHOUT his sunglasses!! [GASP!] and c] an aesthetically pleasing, home movie-style glimpse into Karl’s world [which includes an obscene amount of i) clothing and ii) books. No wonder I adore the man].

Regardless of whether You-the-Viewer gain any specific insight into Karl’s world, it is filled with the Lag-meister’s witty one-liners [you’ll chuckle at the bathroom sign stating, ‘Pissing everywhere is not very Chanel’] and reiterates his fascinating commitment to putting his past, his roots behind him at all possible costs, frequently referring to his important friendships as having a Sword of Damocles hanging over them at all times [who doesn’t love a good Sword of Damocles reference??!?]

Might I recommend that you view it at your earliest convenience? Of course I might!!

[For another look at the man, the myth, the legend, check out the New Yorker’s profile from last March if you haven’t already. Since it’s more verbose than the film, it may provide some insights for You-the-Reader that Marconi does not.]

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