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Overview

Room Service by Karl Lagerfeld

Right from the beginning, Karl Lagerfeld conceived Room Service as a multi-track matrix: a series of photos, a short film and an unusual version of the song "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," all collected in one deluxe volume. The project began when Lagerfeld was commissioned to create a campaign for Dom Perignon. The storyline he created was an ultra-contemporary fairy tale that recounted an irresistible attraction between two solitary and seductive hedonists whose paths cross at one of Paris's finest hotels--the woman played by Eva Herzigova, and the man by Brad Kroenig. Lagerfeld shot photographs of the stranger-couple's erotic encounter, and Johan Renck shot the film, all in the luxurious George V hotel. Says Lagerfeld, "Johan Renck is a music video genius. He liked the story and put it into action. He followed the script even more carefully than I could have done with still photos." For the song, Lagerfeld chose neo-folk singer/songwriter Devendra Banhart. "After Marilyn, who could have sung this song? A woman? I find Devendra's low-high, ambiguous voice amazing and absolutely perfect. His version of 'Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend' is magnificent, unique and daring." This deluxe volume features tritone printing, an exclusive vinyl single of Banhart's performance and a DVD of Renck's film.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783865213266
Publisher: Edition 7L
Publication date: 11/01/2006
Edition description: PACKAGE
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 11.60(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Karl Lagerfeld was born in 1938 in Hamburg. A fashion and perfume designer, he has also been making photographs since 1987. He is the author of many photography books, including Waterdance/Bodywave, Abtstrakt, 7 Fantasmes of a Woman and others.

Devendra Banhart was born in 1981 and started writing songs at the age of 12. A singer/songwriter, he might be described as the eccentric prince of America's neo-folk movement. He has made five critically acclaimed albums since 2002.

Johan Renck is one of today's most respected directors of commercials and music videos, having worked with New Order, Madonna and others. Currently, he is working on his first feature film, Downloading Nancy, with Holly Hunter and William Hurt.

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