An exhibition dedicated to Karl Lagerfeld’s photography career will be unveiled at Palazzo Pitti in Florence on June 14, the first day of international men’s wear trade show Pitti Uomo.

Named “Karl Lagerfeld_Visions of Fashion,” the retrospective, curated by Eric Pfrunder and Gerhard Steidl, celebrates the sophisticated photographic style of the designer, who during his career has shot a wide range of advertising campaigns, editorial features and portraits.

The exhibition is part of a three-year program developed by trade-show organizer Pitti Immagine with the Florentine Center for Italian Fashion and the Gallerie degli Uffizi, which controls the namesake museum and Palazzo Pitti, to organize annual fashion exhibitions in Florence and transform Palazzo Pitti’s Gallery of Costume into a Museum of Fashion.

“This collaboration marks a further step in the improvement of the activities promoting the fashion business in Florence and at the same time continues our tradition, never interrupted, of high-end events hosted in the spaces of Palazzo Pitti and Boboli,” said Pitti Immagine president Gaetano Marzotto. “Opening the program of the 90th edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo with such a prestigious exhibition and supporting the project of creating a real Museum of Fashion in Florence will represent a great chance to affirm Pitti Immagine Uomo’s positioning.”

The closing date of the “Karl Lagerfeld_Visions of Fashion” exhibition will be revealed during the traditional press conference to present Pitti Uomo’s official program. The conference will be held in Milan on May 11.

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