Like Apollinaire, Gary, Maupassant, Cocteau, Fitzgerald or Nabokov, Karl has left his mark on the French Riviera. He began to frequent the Riviera in the early 80s, when he started at Chanel. Very quickly, he took a passion for this region, especially Monaco and the Princely family for whom he will always have a great admiration and immense affection. He often stayed there, not only in the famous Villa Vigie, but also in different apartments.
At the beginning of the 90s, he made the costumes for the Ballets de Monte-Carlo and for the opera. In 1999, for the first time, Karl participated in the design of the Rose Ball at the request of His Highness Prince Rainier III. He will continue the following years, with Princess Caroline to participate in the theme of this magnificent ball.
Karl did not stop there and has continued over the years to multiply projects in Monaco, such as the magnificent fresco of the hotel Metropole, short film at the Casino, parade in the Salle Garnier ...
To finish in beauty, he chose the theme of the Riviera of the 50s for the 65th Bal de la Rose, a final tribute to the French Riviera, with sumptuous decorations recalling the atmosphere of the Riviera of the beautiful years.
Jean Paul Sartre said: "We don't want to miss anything of our time, perhaps there are more beautiful ones, but it is ours". Karl will not have missed anything of his time, but what is certain, it is that he will miss the French Riviera...
Sources: Nice Matin, Wikipedia, Madame Le Figaro. Photos : Official website Monte-Carlo SBM.
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