Nymphet Alumni

For part one of our Met Gala special, we paint a psychosexual portrait of Karl Lagerfeld through an assemblage of fascinating anecdotes. We theorize on his self-emojification, the influence of his German heritage, his paraphilic idiosyncrasies, and his infamous rivalry with Yves Saint Laurent. We also present “fashioncore” as a framework for understanding Karl and Chanel and offer our pre-Gala predictions. 

Baroque and Bildung in the Creative Practice and Personal Style of Karl Lagerfeld by Michael A. Langkjær
Karl Lagerfeld didn’t have a signature design — but he invented a new kind of designer – The Washington Post
Karl Lagerfeld, a man possessed — by possessions | Financial Times
Anna Wintour Breaks Down 13 Karl Lagerfeld Chanel Looks – Vogue
Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent's Rivalry Changed Fashion Forever – W Mag
The Private Provocations of Karl Lagerfeld – W Mag
Supermodel Amber Valletta Breaks Down 15 Looks From 1993 to Now – Vogue
The Chiffon Trenches by André Leon Talley
The Beautiful Fall: Fashion, Genius, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris by Alicia Drake
The Cut: Who Even Was Karl Lagerfeld? on Apple Podcasts

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