Karl Lagerfeld’s Sculptures Inspired by Ancient Greece

Screenshot from Capenters Workshop Paris

Creative director, artist and caricaturist Karl Lagerfeld is known for his work as the creative director of Chanel and Fendi, as well as his eponymous fashion label.

The German creative director has now dipped his toe into the world of sculpture and currently has an exhibition of his creations on display at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris. The art collection is called “Architectures.”

His inspiration for his creations in the exhibition was Ancient Greece, according to Lagerfeld, who spoke of his muse affectionately in a video promotion that he shot for the exhibition.Ancient Greece served as a source of creativity for the artistespecially Greek architecture. Lagerfeld said that for him, antiquity refers to “the origin of beauty, culture and modernity.”

The items on display include tables, fountains, and mirrors, and are all created with precisely cut and shaped marble.

“I like things that are not designed,” Lagerfeld remarks in the promotional video, explaining “The process is not as pre-planned as you think. I am fully improvised.”

The exhibition is in collaboration with architect Alin Asmara d’Aman.

“Architectures” will be on display at the Capenters Workshop Gallery through December 22. More information is available here.