23. THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES
This was our nude issue. Setting fashion aside but keeping style intact, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld picked up his camera for Visionaire and photographed fifty of the world's most beautiful people. Over the course of nine months, ensconced in his private Paris studio, he captured men and women as they shed their clothes to reveal their true physiques-and their true selves. Subjects included supermodels Amber Valletta, Linda Evangelista, and Karen Elson; actors Rupert Everett, Julie Delpy, and Demi Moore, industrial designer Marc Newson; and New York City Ballet's principle dancer Nikolaj Hubbe. Presented in a custom-designed, blond-wood painter's box, the rich, sepia-toned prints were packaged like bon bons, with chocolate-colored flock and ribbon.
Limited Edition of 5000 numbered copies.
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