Story of a model and fashionblogger Adnan Taletovich
How i met Mr. Karl Lagerfeld 1
In 1990. just before the war broke out in
Croatia (former Yugoslavia) I took the train to Milano Italy. I knew I couldn’t
come back and the only thing I could do was to look forward and find my way
trough. It was a strange and a lonely time, but I still stayed very positive
and optimistic. In Milano I began working as a fashion model and soon my work
got recognized by a great model agent from France; who flew me to Paris.
I arrived in Paris in May 1991. I remember it was a warm spring time and the “City of Light” was in full blossom. Fashion business was booming and the careers of a many fashion designers were in a high peak as: Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler , Claude Montana and of course Karl Lagerfeld. I always dreamed to work for those designers and soon my chance was smiling at me. I was chosen for Spring/Summer 1992. show that was held in Theatre Wagram in Paris. It was like a live fashion TV for me, back stage was full of famous models and celebrities, and I was there part of it!
Right after the show at the dinner party I met this guy who introduced himself as the “Right hand of Mr. Karl Lagerfeld”. Wow, I was very sceptic about all this, but only few days after that meeting I was in airplane to Monte Carlo to meet and work with Mr. Karl Lagerfeld. It was an early morning when I arrived to Villa Vigie, that time residence of Mr. Karl. Wow, that place looked magic and everything was happening in a slow motion like a dream; photo shoot with Helena Christensen was on the way, and Karl politely greeted me. I brought him a chocolate box following advise of my mom who told me to never arrive to a house where i’m invited without a present . As I couldn’t sleep the night before from the excitement i was little tired, so after few test photos, Karl told me to take a good rest first…..
Photo 1 above Adnan Taletovich in Croatia 1990
Photo 2 Thierry Mugler show 1992
Photo 3, 4 Villa Vigie Monte Carlo
Photo 5, 6 , 7 my first photo test with Karl Lagerfeld