Imagine for a moment the following scenario: you are at a party with Karl Lagerfeld. (Like we said, imagine.) And sometime along the course of the evening you find a vintage Chanel diamond brooch on the floor that belongs to Mr. Lagerfeld. Would you turn it in? Or keep the goody as your own little souvenir? When this happened to Karl at a CFDA party, a photographer apparently found it and returned it.
Sheesh, you could at least ask for a reward. [Fashionologie] Keep reading »
The fashion world is once again spreading rumors that Karl Lagerfeld will retire from Chanel. Why do people care and why does this rumor resurface so often? Because it’s Chanel. And where do you go when you’re already at the top? Since Karl is famous for topping himself year after year with his larger-than-life fashion show productions, the world is waiting for the day he quits—just to see what he’ll do next.
Anyhow. Uncle K hasn’t announced his retirement yet, but he has just taken on an incredible project: designing an island. (An entire island?!) He’s been recruited by an architecture firm and hotel group to create his own little Lagerfeld Land on the man-made Isla Moda off the coast of Dubai. The resort retreat will be made of “luxury hotels, residential villas, spas, lounges and of course, shopping.” Can we go to there? [Hint Mag] Keep reading »
- Diane von Furstenberg just announced that she’ll be launching a new fragrance, cosmetics, and skin care line this year. We predict punchy colors will reign. [Elle UK]
- Rumor has it (again) that Karl Lagerfeld will retire from Chanel in 2012 and that he’ll “stage a massive, never-before-seen, no-expense-spared farewell.” [Fashionologie]
- Prada is apparently $1.4 billion in debt! (Didn’t see that one coming.) Some think the company might start selling public shares. [Styleite]
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Karl Lagerfeld‘s collaboration with Hogan has produced these weird sneaker-wedge-cowboy boot things. Two words: Napoleon Dynamite. [High Snobette] Keep reading »
Hello kids, and welcome back to the weird world of Karl Lagerfeld
shorts. “Shopping Fever,” his latest concoction, follows in the vein of his previous shorts
in that it’s more or less Chanel
porn with a limited storyline. That said, Abby Lee and Dree Hemingway
look gorgeous and we’d happily do all sort of filthy things to Lagerfeld lapdog Baptiste Giabiconi
, who plays the girls’ valet. [Style.com
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Illustrator Alexsandro Palombo imagines a pregnant Karl Lagerfeld on the cover of Vanity Fair, à la Claudia Schiffer. Better launch a maternity line soon, Uncle—er, should we say Daddy—Lagerfeld. [Humor Chic via Stylefrizz] Keep reading »
Karl Lagerfeld recently shot a campaign for a French mail-order catalog called Les 3 Suisses. We’re not sure what a black washing machine doing a load of Karl’s own head (we think?) has to do with anything … but it sure is freaking us out. [WWD]
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The news today from fashion giant Karl Lagerfeld: The Kaiser directed a short film, and the preview has just hit the web (the man sure does know how to build anticipation). Titled “Remember Now,” the 48-second spot above doesn’t give away a lot in plot detail, but our guess would be that there isn’t much of one anyhow. It’s presented by Chanel, so the video’s main purpose is to act as a clever promotional tool for showing off the fashion house’s clothes in a sneaky yet sexy way (similar to other brands’ techniques for creating buzz with mini-movies).
Still, we’re entranced by the images of Parisian night clubs, glitzy runway shows, and what the—is that some sort of couture orgy at 0:25? OK, we’re hooked. [YouTube] Keep reading »
Chanel might be out of your price range right now, but while saving for your very first 2.55 purse, here’s an exhibit to quench your quilted double-C desire. Beginning on May 16, the design house will give shoppers, including us wannabe Chanel owners, the inside scoop on what goes into making its famous bags. Stop by the 57th Street flagship store in NYC for “The Secrets of the Chanel Handbag” and learn all about the bag of your dreams, from the time of Coco to Karl’s present-day designs. This is no ordinary history lesson though, because the exhibit shares a few of the special details about the bag’s construction and its evolution over the years. If nothing else, it’s a chance to drool over gorgeous bags — and you’ll surely appreciate the price tag way more after your visit. [WWD] Keep reading »