Pitti Uomo’s schedule is getting hotter by the day. First, Russian most hyped designer, Gosha Rubchinskiy announced that he would be staging his SS17 show at the the Florentine biannual menswear trade show, then came news that Raf Simons would be doing the same. Now, it has been announced that a retrospective of Karl Lagerfeld’s photography will also be taking place as part of the event.
Karl Lagerfeld is set to be the centre of attention during Pitti Immagine Uomo 90 this year, starring in his second photography exhibition. Hosted by Palazzo Pitti, the exhibition will be titled Karl Lagerfeld_Visions of Fashion, a sequel to Karl Lagerfeld, a Visual Journey. The show will celebrate Lagerfeld’s photographic oeuvre, from snapshots and fashion shoots published in the world’s most important fashion magazines to others inspired by classical mythology, created using a variety of techniques. Held in Florence and curated by Eric Pfrunder and Gerhard Steidl, it will take up several rooms, starting from the grand staircase, Scalone del Moro, and winding its way through the rooms of the Galleria Palatina, the Sala Bianca and the two rooms of the Appartamenti degli Arazzi.
Karl Lagerfeld_Visions of Fashion is on show at the Palazzo Della Civiltà Italianai in Florence from June 14