An up-close-and-personal portrait of the fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld.
Fashion is generally impossible for film to take seriously, and while the elusive designer’s teen-Goth wardrobe doesn’t challenge that initial impression, Karl Lagerfeld’s droll wit knocks it on the head soon enough.
Whether sketching dresses or talking to models - “If you want social justice, be a social worker” - this access-all-areas portrait of Chanel’s creative chief does more to emphasise the tenacity involved in a fashion career than any wannabe model show.
“Pissing everywhere isn’t very Chanel,” says a sign above his toilet, while the closest thing to a coke party is dinner with Princess Caroline of Monaco.
The designer's droll wit makes this a compelling (if bitchy) documentary.