The first room you enter is a display of photographic editorial images printed on paper and hung in large panels from the ceiling. The effect is quite beautiful. Behind this room are two smaller rooms that show Lagerfeld's vision of scenes from Daphnis and Chloe.
Thinking the exhibition ended here, I was a bit discouraged about the 13€ ticket but thought I'd ask to see if there were other rooms I could visit. Fortunately I asked! The best part was yet to come! They sent me towards the Palatina Gallery where room after extraordinary room, the photographs were mixed within the galleries creating a striking divergence with it's Renaissance surroundings. It was a breath of fresh air. In one of the rooms hung a "portrait" of Karl Lagerfeld in a gold gilded frame on the wall along side all the other 500 year old paintings. (See photo above.) Quite the touch of humor...
Interestingly enough, if you actually had Mr. Lagerfeld himself lounging in one of these rooms he would look quite at home with his stiff shirt collars, white hair drawn back in a low pony tail and signature black gloves. His photography however, is in stark contrast to the environment in which it's displayed. Images which we habitually see within the covers of a magazine create the perfect juxtaposition, making the old seem new and adding a refreshing twist to a modern exhibition.
Visions of Fashion ends October 23rd.