Karl Lagerfeld

A rare pre-1985 original vintage print produced in limited numbers from a series of transparencies that Newton considered his most provocative and important work through 1985.


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This candid portrait for a young, monocled Karl Lagerfeld was taken in 1973, at a time when he was producing ambitious collections for Chloé. Both men forged up a lasting friendship, connecting over their shared love of photography. Lagerfeld was a great admirer and collector of Newton's work - recently noting during an interview with Aperture magazine; "I collect Helmut Newton, tons of them. Very beautiful and huge ones. The last thing I received from him was a beautiful photo of David Lynch and Isabella Rossellini."

"I like photographing the people I love, the people I admire, the famous, and especially the infamous."

Helmut Newton

Artwork Highlights


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Photoshoot Details

Location: Paris
Date       : 1974
Model    : Karl Lagerfeld


Printed on Silver Gelatin Vintage Print


Small: 41 x 30 cm (16 x 12")

Medium: 51 x 41 cm (20 x 16")


Verified Authentic from the collection of vintage prints gifted to Newton's agent Norman Solomon, in recognition of the work he had carried out in promoting Newton's "Private Property" series of exhibitions in 1985.


This limited edition fine art print comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Norman Solomon. The ownership rights of this vintage print are supported by an original agreement with Newton in 1984, and supplemented by a further agreement with The Helmut Newton Estate in 2012.

Framing Options

Soho Black Frame (recommended)

Your Investment Opportunity

This piece is extremely rare and has limited availability. If you would like to take advantage and have some pieces from our collection, please contact us immediately. Once sold, there is no guarantee they will be available again any time in the near future.


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