In February, Brit film director + photographer Malcolm Venville was enlisted to interview fashion god Karl Lagerfeld while in St. Moritz. Lagerfeld was there for an exhibition series of a new set of his fire etchings on glass, based on portraits of his muses such as Theophilus London, Freja Beha Erichsen + Aymeline Valade, at Galerie Gmurzynska. As the assignment draws near, Lagerfeld only has time to answer one question, which is unbelievable after Venville’s several flights, two long train journeys + cray early wake-up calls to make it happen. The whole experience turned into the short film above called ‘Zillions’.
Venville asks,’ Is there one greatest influence on you?’ Lagerfeld replies, ‘Zillions. I’m like a building with TV antennae. I catch it all + forget about it. I don’t analyze. Analyzing is very bad! ’
Karl should add philosopher to his list of talents if he hasn’t already.