Karl For Ever

The houses of Chanel, Fendi (LVMH) and Karl Lagerfeld all came together to pay tribute to Karl Lagerfeld

during a celebration under the name Karl For Ever held in Paris at the Grand Palais.

 

Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld at Grand Palais. © Olivier Saillant.

 

The ceremony showcased a collection of videos filmed throughout his life, with testimonials from people who knew him,

as well as the generous «live» contributions of highly talented actors, musicians, dancers who interpreted

some of the music and literature Karl loved so much. Such as actresses Tilda Swinton, Fanny Ardant, Cara

Delevingne and Helen Mirren, friends of Karl Lagerfeld, who recited and read excerpts from works by his favorite authors.

 

 

Tilda Swinton. © Alix Marmat.

 

The extraordinary Jookin dancer Lil Buck, the brilliant violinist Charlie Siem, Argentinian choreographer German Cornejo,

with his troupe of 17 tango dancers and his 7-piece orchestra from Buenos Aires, the celebrated pianist Lang Lang,  and

American artist Pharrell Williams was also on stage to pay homage to the man who was their friend.

 

 

Pharrell Williams.

 

 

The guests present at the Grand Palais to celebrate Karl For Ever, in memory of the genius were immersed in a spectacular

exhibition of 56 giant portraits of Karl Lagerfeld by some of the most famous photographers in a setting by Robert Carsen,

inspired by Karl’s favorite colors: black and white with a touch of red.

 

 

Karl For Ever Finale.