Karl Lagerfeld creates Homer-inspired poolside mural

Ancient Greek poet Homer provides the inspiration for the famous German designer's latest project.

Taking time away from the catwalk recently, famous fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld was commissioned to create this unique 65-foot poolside mural, titled "Ulysses' Journey around the Mediterranean Sea", for the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo.

The inspiration for the piece came from ancient Greek poet Homer's epic poem the Iliad and the Odyssey - the installation featuring photos of models dressed in robes and togas, superimposed on to black and white images of Greek coastlines from 1850-60. Made up of 20 panels, each scene is backlit with LEDs, which change according to the surrounding natural light.

The piece also serves as a backdrop to chef Joël Robuchon's new restaurant Odyssey, recently opened at the hotel, which sits adjacent to the pool area.

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