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Sure, Why Not: Give Uncle Karl An Island To Design

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 »

Industry Report: Karl’s Rumored Chanel Departure (Again), DVF’s Makeup, And Prada’s Poor

  • 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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Do Not Want: Karl Lagerfeld’s Sneaker Boots For Hogan

Karl Lagerfeld‘s collaboration with Hogan has produced these weird sneaker-wedge-cowboy boot things. Two words: Napoleon Dynamite. [High Snobette] Keep reading »

Quick Video: Karl Lagerfeld Has “Shopping Fever”


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] Keep reading »

Congrats, Uncle Karl!

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 Cleans Up … Creepily

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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Today’s Lady News: UVA Warns Against Attacks By Strangers & Crystal Renn Walks For Chanel

  • Yeardley Love, the UVA lacrosse player found dead in her apartment over a week ago, was laid to rest this weekend. Her on-again/off-again boyfriend, George Huguely, was arrested and charged with first degree murder. While he has not been convicted — though his lawyer has already said that Love’s death was “an accident,” which does imply Huguely played a role — all evidence points to the fact that Love was killed by someone she knew. So why, wonders The Sexist, is UVA responding to this tragedy by warning students against crimes committed by strangers? [The Sexist]
  • The 16-year-old who brought rape charges against former football star Lawrence Taylor says that she’s a huge Giants fan, but didn’t recognize the former player. Also, she’s “conflicted” about what she wants to see happen to him, because “after all, he’s in the Hall of Fame and he won two Super Bowls.” My head is in my hands, people. [NY Daily News]
  • Plus-size model Crystal Renn is supposedly walking in Chanel’s 2011 Resort runway show tomorrow in Cannes, even though head designer Karl Lagerfeld quite recently said “no one wants to see curvy women.” Lagerfeld appears to be eating something — his words. [Fashionologie]

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Preview This: Lagerfeld’s Sexy New Short, “Remember Now”

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 »

New In-Store Exhibit Explains Where Chanel Bags Come From

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 »

Karl Lagerfeld’s Shrine To Barbie And Ken

Karl Lagerfeld’s studio is featured in The Selby Is In Your Place, and there’s a preview of the space on TheSelby.com. When we first saw this photo, we thought, “Does Karl have a seriously weird Chace Crawford and Barbie obsession?” But then we realized it was a picture of Chanel model/muse Baptiste Giabiconi and a bunch of Barbies, which was part of Karl’s “Barbie and Ken” exhibit at Colette last March. But it’s still a little scary. [The Selby] Keep reading »

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