Size: 13 x 15.75 inches
Artist: Karl Lagerfeld
This image is from the Chanel fall/winter 1994 lookbook which was photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, with Jean-Paul Goude acting as art director. The collection featured fluorescent faux fur, scandalously short hemlines, and several mall-friendly incarnations of the iconic 2.55 handbag... even knee-high cream socks and black Wellington boots!
In 1994 faux fur took the fashion world by storm, dominating the fall collections of Betsy Johnson, Todd Oldham, Vivienne Westwood, and Tracy Feith. But under the careful eye of Lagerfeld - who revitalized the near-dead brand in 1983 - their fall/winter collection stood well apart from the rest. With the dashes of yellow, pink, and blue painted into the background, the sense of movement from the model, and the fur jackets, hats and handbags which don't take themselves too seriously, the vibe of Chanel was one of youthful vitality. In 1994, it was the most profitable French fashion house - not bad considering the recession which took place in the first half of the 1990s.
This poster has been hand-signed by Karl Lagerfeld, who also wrote "Hallo Coco!" in the upper left-hand corner. In excellent condition and unlined with the mark of Chanel Boutique on the reverse.