In a twist that shocked absolutely no one, Karl Lagerfeld has announced that Kendall Jenner is the star of his 2015 campaign. Please enjoy this video (after the jump) featuring Kendall speaking in a bleak and near-satanic sounding voice about the joys of bright colors, despite a clear inability to muster joy herself. Come on Kendall, you have a personality on your reality show! I know it exists! Despite the fact that you’re mostly paid to look pretty and not talk, I know you’re capable of speaking in a tone other than the vocal equivalent of dead eyes. [Jezebel] Keep reading »
The Chanel mini-movie “Reincarnation” has finally arrived, starring Pharrell Williams, Cara Delevingne, and Geraldine Chaplin. The video, created and directed by Karl Lagerfeld, was put together to accompany the Chanel Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Métiers d’art collection, and it’s pretty and all, but it’s also a bit…odd. Pharrell is apparently tight with the Chanel gang, and he wrote the film’s song, “CC The World.” Pay special attention to 4:02 for Pharrell giving a spooky-eyed look and 6:07 for…whatever it is that they’re doing there. [Harper’s Bazaar UK] Keep reading »
This is why people think fashion is stupid. Because designers like Karl Lagerfeld, who seriously could give two shits about women’s rights, co-opts the feminist movement as some sort of aesthetic inspiration for his fashion mood board and then parades an array of mostly white, skinny models down the runway holding ridiculous signs like “Free Freedom,” “We Can Match The Machos,” “Be Your Own Stylist,” “Boys Should Get Pregnant Too” and “Tweed Is Better Than Tweet.” I get the tenuous connection between the designs for his Spring 2015 collection, which was basically his take on fashion for working women, and the second wave feminist movement, I GUESS, but come on. This is so dumb it hurts my eyes to look at.
Choupette, the fluffy, gorgeous princess kept by Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, is getting her own coffee table book and a makeup line. And why shouldn’t she? There are more than enough photos of Choupette to fill the 128-page Choupette: The Private Life Of A High-Flying Fashion Cat, which will include advice from her personal vet and her “favorite maid” — one of two, d’accord. We’ll have to wait until September 15 for her (ghostwriter’s) take on beauty, healthcare, fashion tips, “secret loves and pet hates.” And then we have to wait until the holidays, when the makeup brand Shu Uemura will debut a “Shupette” makeup line under their Shupette by Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura label. Daddy Lagerfeld has, of course, photographed Choupette for the campaign. All we know to expect are furry false eyelashes and perhaps some blue eyeshadow — blue being the color of lovely Choupette’s eyes. This might just be the first ever major fashion campaign fronted by someone’s pet … although considering she has already modeled for V alongside Laetitia Casta, Choupette is not just any feline. [Telegraph UK; Women’s Wear Daily] [Photo: Instagram.com/KarlLagerfeld]
Karl Lagerfeld’s regal kitten/veritable princess is the perfect way to start or finish any text message conversation. If I could, most of my text message convos with my best friends would be pictures of Choupette. And now, thanks to Karl Lagerfeld’s new emojis app for iPhone and iPad called emotiKarl, you can “Karl-ify” any conversation about black gloves, private jets, or Paris. Or any conversation, really. The best part is that these emojis are FREE! Although I happilly would have paid 99 cents to contribute to the cost of Choupette’s personal maids. [iTunes]
“With dogs you need a country house and you have to walk them in the street and I cannot walk in the street anymore, I’m too easy to recognize. In the age of cell phones, it’s not a pleasant thing to walk in the street. … Cats are very easy to keep because they’re so clean, And Choupette is the most beautiful cat in the world. … It’s always difficult to analyze an influence. Perhaps she helped me to become a nicer person. Because there’s something very touching about her.”
This quote from Karl Lagerfeld has led me to conclude… Keep reading »