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Lagerfeld Confidential

2007 1h 28m Documentary List
43% Tomatometer 35 Reviews 54% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
This documentary profiles notoriously private fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. In his own words, Lagerfeld recounts his turbulent upbringing in Germany. Realizing at 13 that he was homosexual, Lagerfeld moved to Paris as a teenager to begin his fashion career. In between discussing his work and his views on matters from clothing to literature, Lagerfeld travels restlessly from his many homes to fashion shows and photo shoots, trailed by admirers like Nicole Kidman. Read More Read Less
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Lagerfeld Confidential is more vanity project than documentary, revealing little of its evasive subject.

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Melissa Anderson Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Sylvia Rubin San Francisco Chronicle In the end, Marconi's point of view makes for an ultimately frustrating, if still fascinating, 87 minutes of cinema. Rated: 3/4 Mar 14, 2008 Full Review Wesley Morris Boston Globe A serviceable docu-tease. Rated: 2.5/4 Jan 4, 2008 Full Review Louis Proyect rec.arts.movies.reviews Fascinating portrait of a decadent aristocrat with a flair for the beautiful. Oct 27, 2007 Full Review Matthew Turner ViewLondon Engaging, frequently amusing and occasionally moving documentary about one of fashion's most fascinating figures. Rated: 3/5 Oct 26, 2007 Full Review Carrie Gorringe thelondonpaper Lagerfeld embodies the high fashion life - his every move would provide enough material to fill The Devil Wears Prada ten times over, but our view is dulled by Marconi's bland questioning. Rated: 2/5 Oct 26, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Can I sue for worst title ever? There is absolutely nothing confidential to be seen in this amateur doco that would probably have been more acceptable had it been titled Lagerfeld In Transit. A wasted opportunity as superficial as the world it attempts to depict. Recommended for die-hard Lagerfeld fans only. Zero insight but lots of car and aeroplane rides, pop a champagne and pretend you are there? Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member awesome doc and another lost review. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Funny, informative, illuminating and interesting . . . not unlike himself. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Karl Lagerfeld, master fashion couturier and current head of the House of Chanel, is one interesting individual; a full-length documentary exploring his day-to-day activities and psychology would seem like a brilliant idea. However, after watching "Lagerfeld Confidential," I was left confused and unsatisfied, like a hungry man given a dry cracker to digest. Lagerfeld is naturally a personal man difficult to interview, but this documentary keeps everything confidential, and does little to elicit interesting tidbits from his life and secret success recipes at Chanel. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Made me love Karl so much more <3 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member smoke and mirrors obscure this portrait of the Kaiser. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis This documentary profiles notoriously private fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. In his own words, Lagerfeld recounts his turbulent upbringing in Germany. Realizing at 13 that he was homosexual, Lagerfeld moved to Paris as a teenager to begin his fashion career. In between discussing his work and his views on matters from clothing to literature, Lagerfeld travels restlessly from his many homes to fashion shows and photo shoots, trailed by admirers like Nicole Kidman.
Director
Rodolphe Marconi
Producer
Gregory Bernard
Production Co
Realitism Films, Backup Films
Genre
Documentary
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Sep 2, 2008
Box Office (Gross USA)
$66.5K
Runtime
1h 28m