CFP: GSA 2022: Karl Lagerfeld: Exploring a Lingering Enigma, Houston (14.03.2022)

by Christophe Koné

German Studies Association, Sept. 15-18, 2022, Houston, Texas

All the biographies and memoirs published since Karl Lagerfeld’s death three years ago reinforce his legendary dimension by turning him into a fictitious character. More than ever, the man with the high collar, the ponytail, and the sunglasses, Hamburg born resident of Paris, trilingual and erudite, sharp-tongued and authoritative, queer and chaste, remains an enigma.

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