The photography exhibition “Karl Lagerfeld: A Visual Journey” at the Pinacotheque de Paris opens Oct. 16 and runs until March 20.
Lagerfeld began taking photos professionally in 1987 when the director of image at Chanel, Eric Pfrunder, asked him to take photos for a press kit.
“Today photography is part of my life,” he said in a statement on the museum’s website. “It completes the circle between my artistic and professional restlessness.”
Lagerfeld also explained that he doesn’t have one particular photographic style. “People always want to know from me what my photographic style is,” he said. “I can’t say. Those who look at my pictures should say. I don’t have any style, but many or none. You must not stand still, not in life, not in fashion and not in photography.”
Lagerfeld has had an incredibly busy month. He put on an aviation-themed Chanel spring ’16 show at Paris Fashion Week and has just launched the e-commerce site for his eponymous fashion line.
“I am fortunate to be able to do in life what interests me most: photography, fashion and books, and this in the best and most perfect conditions,” he said. “I am very lucky.”