DEAR KARL: Among the many first books out in regards to the late, nice Karl Lagerfeld is a Flammarion tome by Sébastien Jondeau, who was like a son to the legendary couturier.
Lagerfeld’s longtime bodyguard and private assistant, Jondeau introduced its launch date to his 44,300 followers on Instagram. “Ça va, cher Karl?” (How are you, pricey Karl? in English) is out on Jan. 27.
French style journalist Virginie Mouzat, greatest identified for her stints at Vainness Honest France and as Le Figaro’s chief style critic, assisted Jondeau in writing the e book and calls it “a narrative of battle, love, admiration and resilience.”
She posted the quilt on her private Instagram feed.
By no means removed from Lagerfeld’s elbow and a dashing determine in figure-hugging fits, Jondeau had his first brush with the well-known designer as a 15-year-old from a rough-and-tumble Paris neighborhood conscripted to maneuver some 18th-century furnishings.
He would go on to strut his stuff in Chanel style exhibits and pose for Karl Lagerfeld males’s put on campaigns. An avid kickboxer who has fought professionally and trains intensively day by day, the strapping Jondeau stays an envoy for the Lagerfeld model and a contributor to Fendi, the place Lagerfeld designed ready-to-wear and furs for greater than half a century.
A number of books are within the works about Lagerfeld, who died in February 2019 after an illustrious style profession that turned him into a world icon.