TRANSFORMED! Karen Walker takes metamorphosis to a new level

BY Michael Schwartz, Mikhail and Valery Gherman

08 February 2017

New Zealand's multi-talented fashion maven Karen Walker is at it again: Mother, model, fashion, eyewear and accessories designer and muse, Karen stars in her own campaign for the latest collection of Karen Walker Eyewear: TRANSFORMERS. Shot by longtime Black collaborators Michael Schwartz and Valery Gherman with creative direction from Karen Walker's own Mikhail Gherman, the campaign references the likes of New York photographic legends Robert Mapplethorpe and Cindy Sherman whilst another long time Black collaborator Dennis Gots works his magic on Karen's hair.


Photography: Michael Schwartz at Smashbox Studios, Hollywood

Creative Direction: Mikhail Gherman

Hair: Dennis Gots

Make up: Valery Gherman



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