Saturday, August 23, 2014
"Lagerfeld Confidential": interview biography of the controversial gay fashion designer
“Lagerfeld Confidential” (2007, directed by Rodolphe Marconi) is an interview documentary about the life and career of controversial gay German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who conducts his career in Paris.
He says that the fashion industry is not supposed to be fair, and doesn’t appeal to people who care about social justice. He also, toward the end, explains his atheism.
He also, when asks, talks about his homosexuality, which was no big deal in his family. He did fit some of the stereotypes of his era.
Several major stars or public figures, including Nicole Kidman, Brad Kroening, and Princess Caroline of Monaco, appear.
The male models are always slender, tender-skinned, without chest hair, although often with limb hair.
The Netflix DVD has twelve more brief interview “outtakes”.
The film does not pay much heed to some of the other controversies, such as use of animal furs.
The official site is here (Pretty Pictures, although US distribution was from Koch Lorber).