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“I was once a professor at the College of Applied Art in Vienna. In the short period in which I lectured, I realized that I had absolutely no educational fiber whatsoever, that I wasn’t interested in my students. Without being egotistical, what I do is make things. Explaining it to others is not my thing at all. I’m a battlefield person. And generals don’t necessarily make a good minister of war.” — Karl Lagerfeld

“It is with deep sadness that the House of Chanel announces the passing of Karl Lagerfeld, the Creative Director for the Chanel Fashion House since 1983. Virginie Viard, director of Chanel’s fashion creation studio and Lagerfeld’s closest collaborator for more than thirty years, has been entrusted by Alain Wertheimer with the creative work for the collections, so that the legacy of Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld can live on.” — Chanel, February 19, 2019

“I love frivolousness. I know a lot of people who would have disappeared long ago had they not been frivolous… I hate it when the gentlemen with their taffeta and scissors take themselves too seriously. I love everything that is transcient. You should never anchor yourself in an epoch. The tale of Romeo and Juliet lasted only one night, and now it’s the symbol of eternal love.” — Karl Lagerfeld

The fashion designer, creative director, photographer, artist, publisher, bibliophile, actor, author, costumer, and aphorist was a cherished contributor to PARIS LA, supporting Chanel’s campaign collaborations over the last ten years, and creating a poster for Issue 5.

“I have no conception of my valuable time. For me, wasting time is the ultimate luxury. For example, if I’m lying on the couch and reading an interesting book when I should be doing something else, maybe that’s wasting time. But the stimulation of a guilty conscience is extremely creative. It’s the spice of life.” — Karl Lagerfeld

Lagerfeld quotes from Deutsch Vogue Dialogues, “Camouflage, Camouflage: Voyeur Karl Lagerfeld in conversation with his friend Gabriele Henkel, an expert on the stage management of life” (originally published in Deutsch Vogue in 1992), edited by Condé Nast Germany (Munich: Prestel Verlag, 2004), 110–114.

From top: Karl Lagerfeld in Paris, Grand Palais, July 2018; young Lagerfeld in Paris; Lagerfeld with Donna Jordan (left) and Jane Forth in L’Amour (1973), directed by Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey; Lagerfeld in the 1970s; Lagerfeld with Jacques de Bascher, 1970s, photograph © Philippe Heurtault; Yves Saint Laurent and Lagerfeld at the Palace, 1970s; Karl Lagerfeld, photograph from Metamorphoses of an American (Göttingen: Steidl, 2008), his tribute to model Brad Kroenig; Karl Lagerfeld, posters (front and verso) for PARIS LA 5 (Winter 2010–2011); Lagerfeld with Paloma Picasso at Studio 54, photograph by Richard P. Manning.


Bong Joon Ho’s OKJA is streaming on Netflix, but Quentin Tarantino persuaded the filmmakers to strike a 35mm print, which he will screen at his New Beverly Cinema for one week, beginning in July. OKJA is also playing in Santa Monica for a very limited theatrical engagement.

OKJA, through July 4 only.

LAEMMLE MONICA, 1332 2nd Street, Santa Monica.

OKJA, in 35mm, July 2 through July 8 only.

NEW BEVERLY CINEMA, 7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles.



Tilda Swinton and Ahn Seo-hyun in Okja (2017), directed by Bong Joon Ho. Hanboks by Chanel, 2015 resort collection, slightly altered.

Image credit: Barry Wetcher/Netflix

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Jennifer West: Mind and Matter | By Martha Kirszenbaum

Portfolio Ceci n’est pas… | By Sébastien Paquet

Celui qu’elle espérait | By Neil Beloufa

How to Build a House | Jorge Pardo in conversation with Oscar Tuazon

Lost in Los Angeles | By Andrew Berardini

A Cento | By Public Fiction

The Importance of Being Unfinished | Sylvère Lotringer in conversation with Dorothée Perret

COVER | Michael Jackson Estates, 2013 by Pentti Monkkonen

CENTERFOLD | Chanel Winter 2013 Ad Campaign Remix by Pierre-François Letué




ISSUE #9 / SUMMER 2013


The Accident of Design
Nina Yashar, Milan’s foremost furniture gallerist, in conversation with Dorothée Perret

Natural Mystic, or Rediscovering Caravaggio in LA
Photos by Daniel Trese

Color is a Powerful Tool Which Has Its Own Language
Collages by Anthony Gerace

Love and Let Love
Fashion portfolio by Cédric Rivrain

Monumental Fashion
Rick Owens, Los Angeles-to-Paris transplant, in conversation with Dorothée Perret

Venetian Surfers
Drawings by Paul P.

Touch Me, I’m Sick (excerpts from a novel) by JB Hanak

Onaboat 2 by Bea Schlingelhoff

Chanel Spring 2013 Ad Campaign Remix by Pierre-François Letué