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Karl Lagerfeld Styles Designer Doppelgangers For Harper’s Bazaar

Karl Lagerfeld is the self-proclaimed king of the snooty, self-centered fashion world. At times, it seems like he lives to make aspiring fashionistas feel inadequate. (Maybe he does? Who knows.) But then there are those awesome moments when Uncle K pokes fun at himself. To wit: the Kaiser’s spread for the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar. In it, he takes model Iris Strubegger and transforms her into designer lookalikes—including Lagerfeld himself. Strubegger switches genders seamlessly in convincing portrayals of Donatella Versace, Rei Kawakubo, John Galliano, Carolina Herrera, Sonia Rykiel, and Vivienne Westwood. More images after the jump. [StyleFrizz] Keep reading »

Fake Karl Hates Your iPhone

As the fashion world becomes increasingly tech-happy what with all its live-streaming runway shows and new style apps, Karl Lagerfeld just can’t jump on board. Well, sort of. We’re talking about Fake Karl, who has a hilarious blog post up today sermonizing about the horrors of modern gadgets. Fake Karl talks about the only device he uses, an iPod, which somehow leads to a ramble about gardening:

“The only gadget I use is the iPod. I have hundreds of them- thousands. I’ve actually designed a special ipod wheelbarrow to wheel them around in. I go out into the garden and I wheel them around, pretending I’m doing some sort of garden-type work. Sometimes I even wear a safari hat, which is the most chic sort of gardening hat in the world. Of course, I don’t actually garden.”

Coming to a general conclusion about all technology in the world, Fake Karl says that it’s fine, as long as you don’t treat them like humans: Keep reading »

That’s One Chic Weekend Warrior

Most American motorcyclists pride themselves on looking grungy, but we’re sure there’s a market for helmut couture somewhere (we’re thinking Paris and Milan): Karl Lagerfeld has teamed up with Jérôme Coste to create this limited-edition, tweed number which is also outfitted with an iPod pocket. The price? A cool as a cucumber $1,737. [Luxury Launches] Keep reading »

A More Fashionable Mt. Rushmore

If you’re in Paris, um, now (Hi Leo!), you’ll need to make a stop at Colette simply to check out their windows. Everyone knows Mt. Rushmore, featuring former presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. But Item Idem, aka Cyril Duval, a French fashion artist, decided to infuse a bit of style into the monstrous construction. He created an LED display called Mt. Blushmore, replacing the heads of state with notable fashion figures Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, Donatella Versace, and John Galliano. And now, Colette decided to honor the artist with his own window exhibit, meaning the busts of fashion greats are on display and available for all to see. It’s fashion meets politics in the most perfectly cheeky way. [Sassybella] Keep reading »

Would You Tattoo Yourself With Double-C’s?

In our A.D.D.-addled generation, the ability to easily change your look — from your outfit to your hair — is necessary. So although tattoos have gained and maintained their popularity, there’s something stressful about the utter permanence of the design. Karl Lagerfeld has the answer. Remember when we spotted these temporary double-C tattoos on the models at the Chanel spring 2010 show? Well, now they can be yours. Starting in mid-Feb., Les Trompe L’Oeil de Chanel Temporary Skin Art will go on sale at Chanel.com. For about $78, you’ll get 55 tattoos — a small price to pay considering the cost of a real tattoo or a quilted bag. [Elle UK] Keep reading »

Karl Lagerfeld Doesn’t Have An Intense Social Life


In a rare longer interview, Karl Lagerfeld opens up to CNN about some of the things you’ve always wondered about him, but maybe never had the guts to ask (well, if you happen to be a lucky fashion reporter). In this clip, Lagerfeld is preparing for a fashion show in China to celebrate the first Chanel store opening there. Some highlights: When people come up to him and say “I’m your biggest fan,” he responds, “Oh yeah, do you know where the store is?” If Coco could see what he’s done with the label what would she say? “She’d hate it!” And what’s up with the sunglasses? “I like to be hidden.” Wow, guess that one was an obvious answer. The reporter keeps on her toes, but we can’t help but watch these two on screen and think that Karl’s just plain disgusted with his interviewer’s boho embroidered so-not-fashion shirt. [CNN] Keep reading »

Quick Vid: Lara Stone Shows How (Not) To Rob Chanel Boutiques


Sometimes Karl Lagerfeld likes to make “art.” This means that he films something in black and white, tries to impersonate Truffaut, and adds a sultry girl dressed up in Chanel. His latest oeuvre, if you haven’t caught it yet, is a short called “Vol de Jour” and features model Lara Stone and some shaggy-haired dude who rob a bunch of Chanel stores in Paris. The hilarious thing about this movie is how completely implausible the robberies are as store clerks are filmed waiting for the couple to pass before deciding, “Oh hey, we better catch those thieves.” And newsflash: most Chanel stores have detectable tags and menacing security guards. Otherwise we would have tried this long ago. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Meet SpongeBob KarlPants

Did SpongeBob sell out? He’s all high-fashion now, thanks to a style lesson from Karl Lagerfeld. [WWD] Keep reading »

Put A Designer On It

Get the fashion world wrapped around your finger. London department store Liberty is selling these cute finger puppets modeled after your favorite designers like Sonia Rykiel and Uncle Karl. [FashionTribes.com] Keep reading »

Do You Speak Fashion? Let Us Translate.

When it comes to highbrow fashion, even we get a bit lost when it comes to reading the obtuse critiques of fashion journalists or hearing the vague, but supposedly deep, inspirations from designers. Today, the Guardian proudly calls out the incoherent information fashion designers spit out to “explain” their collections. And quite rightly, seeing as what the Alexander Wangs and Karl Lagerfelds of the world have to say doesn’t quite match up with what you see on the runway. So we decided to take a closer look at what a handful of top designers had to say about their collections, and we’ve helpfully translated. [Guardian.co.uk] Keep reading »

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