Man Ray, Coco Chanel, 1935
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Man Ray and Karl Lagerfeld

Man Ray, Coco Chanel, 1935, Fondazione Marconi, © Man Ray 2015 Trust / Adagp, Paris 2020

Karl Lagerfeld, interviewed by Hélène Guillaume for Madame Figaro on 6 December 2017.

“I am a fashion encyclopaedia in general, but especially when it comes to Chanel... I loved her character and look in the portraits by Horst P. Horst and Man Ray. [...] I felt she bore some similarities to my mother. [...] She had that same air of a mean – yet funny! – brunette.”

Mr Karl Lagerfeld, Fashion Designer, Photographer, Artistic Director CHANEL from 1983 to 2019

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from 23 September to 17 January 2021