Karl Lagerfeld Used Acid And Fire To Make Prints For His New Photo Exhibit

Because Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t already have a lot on his plate, the designer’s latest project is a photo exhibit in Saint Moritz, Switzerland that features images of his muses etched onto glass panels.

The aptly titled “Fire Etchings” exhibit showcases images of Freja Beha Erichsen, Theophilus London, and more etched onto giant pieces of glass via acid and fire, reports WWD.

“It was never done that way for screen-printed photographs on glass and burned in,” the designer told the paper.

“The effect is great for portraits, and I will do more and more of it…Nothing is more exciting than something new — a new material, a new spirit, a new technique, a new point of view, a new expression, a new feeling. That’s right for fashion and for photography.”

Or perhaps money. The paper reports that the price for a Lagerfeld photo has been on the rise, and that a triptych of glass panels would cost a buyer more than $401,600.

Well, thank goodness the internet exists. Here’s a free look at Lagerfeld’s newest photo exhibit:


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