“Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows” by Simon Procter arrives to Dubai for the first time at City Walk


Previously hosted at the fashion capitals of the world, Paris and London, experience Karl Lagerfeld’s most memorable and monumental fashion shows shot through the lens of British Photographer, Simon Procter only at City Walk

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: City Walk, the design-inspired, open-air lifestyle destination will be hosting the much celebrated, Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows, presented by 7 Art Gallery for the first time in Dubai. Running from 14 October 2021 to 15 January 2022, visitors are invited to head down to City Walk’s Courtyard to explore an exhibition filled with photographs by the renowned British artist, Simon Procter, and admire the work of the one and only Karl Lagerfeld.

Simon Procter, as one of the most outstanding photographers of his generation, and as one of Karl Lagerfeld’s most trusted documentary photographers, will be in attendance once again to take part in this exhibition. Capturing the energy and essence of the Chanel shows, Procter has visually recreated the epic sets from a luscious forest scene to a rocket launch, combining multiple photographs to illustrate in a single image the many perspectives of the intense but fleeting spectacle. Procter also captured images of Lagerfeld preparing models backstage, a privilege afforded to few, offering a unique glimpse into the inner sanctum of the fashion house.

Bringing the Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows book to life – large-scale photographs will be displayed at City Walk’s Courtyard, including some never-before-seen artworks. The exhibition will offer an unparalleled look into the wide-ranging creativity of one of history’s most respected and iconic designers, making it an essential viewing for all lovers of fashion and admirers of Chanel and Lagerfeld’s incomparable legacy.

At the exhibition, visitors can capture the moment and enjoy an instagrammable setting and strike a pose on a unique photo backdrop inspired by Karl Lagerfeld to embrace their very own runway shoot. The Lagerfeld, Chanel Shows books published by Rizzoli Edition will also be available for purchase at the 7 Art gallery store, including a limited number of copies signed by Simon Procter.

The collection of works, and a tribute to fashion’s most respected and emblematic designer Karl Lagerfeld, was exhibited for the first time in September 2019 during Paris Fashion Week by Art Photo Expo and 7 Art Gallery, the Paris-based art production company is now showcasing Procter’s masterpieces once again. City Walk, being a regular host of riveting artistic experiences such as Dubai Canvas and street wall art initiatives in the past, make it an ideal destination for a prestigious event that fits with its ethos of being a leading lifestyle destination and art hub in Dubai.

About City Walk:

City Walk is a design-inspired open-air lifestyle destination in Dubai that spans an area of more than 10 million square feet. Nestled in a prestigious neighbourhood on Al Safa Street in close proximity to the arterial Sheikh Zayed Road and the sophisticated Jumeirah Street, the family-friendly hub seamlessly combines living, retail, F&B, entertainment, hospitality and wellness options within one integrated space to offer visitors a unique sense of community and comfort.

Designed to evolve as a city within a city, City Walk has emerged as the preferred choice for residents and tourists looking for a sophisticated place to shop, dine, socialise and spend quality time in a serene ambience in the heart of Dubai.

About the Book: “Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows” published by Rizzoli Editions:

Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows showcases, in an oversize format, ten years of Chanel’s most influential fashion shows shot by English photographer Simon Procter. Over the past decade, fashion shows have evolved into monumental productions, requiring a level of sophistication and creativity on par with the clothes they present. This has been most evident in Paris at the now legendary runways of Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. Procter’s resulting artworks are held in collections worldwide and published in this book alongside never-before-seen candid images of Lagerfeld and the models preparing backstage.

About Art Photo Expo Production/ 7 Art Gallery Dubai:

Art Photo Expo worldwide is a company founded in 2005 in the United States. Its main activity and purpose is to promote contemporary art through several forms, whether that be painting, sculptures or fine art photography. For more than 15 years, Art Photo Expo USA, has developed itself on these three axes: (1) management and consultation for more than 80 artists from 15 different nationalities, (2) production and thematic exhibitions organised for Art Fairs, large companies and the most prestigious hotels of the world and (3) development of long-term or ephemeral art galleries under the brand of 7 Art gallery.