Opening - Karl Lagerfeld photographs @ MBS

Karl Lagerfeld may be better known for his immense contribution to contemporary fashion, but the German designer is also a noted photographer, with a sharp eye for black and white contrasts and the ultimate use of lighting that gives his photography an old Hollywood glamour. One can clearly see the influence of silent films in his work, which is probably why in the 1990s he chose to collaborate many times with Adnan Taletovich, a professional fashion model and photographer, whose dark brooding looks apparently reminded him of Rudolf Valentino. Taletovich, who is now based in Hong Kong, was in town to open a very small photographic exhibition of the maestro at the Marina Bay Sands, ahead of the Singapore Men's Fashion Week next week.