February 19, 2019: 26 wonderful years of bookmaking with Karl Lagerfeld: Edition 7L, L.S.D., Steidl. He always inspired us to give our very best, and his influence on our books is immeasurable. For this we are thankful and we’ll continue to make books in this spirit. Farewell Karl!

Karl Lagerfeld, fashion designer, book dealer and publisher, began working as a photographer in 1987. Lagerfeld has received the Lucky Strike Design Award from the Raymond Lewy Foundation, the cultural prize from the German Photographic Society, and the ICP Trustees Award at the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Awards in2007. His recent exhibitions include Konkret Abstrakt Gesehen at the Langen Foundation in Neuss, and Metamorphosesof an American – A Cycle of Youth, 2003–8 at Pace/MacGill in New York. Steidl has published most of Lagerfeld’s books, including Casa Malaparte (1998), A Portrait of Dorian Gray (2004), Room Service (2006) and The Beauty of Violence (2010). Lagerfeld died on February 19, 2019 at the age of 85.

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