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Karl Lagerfeld is taking advantage of the last week of the year to crack us up one final time with his notable quotables. Check out what he had to say in this wide-ranging interview on BBC Radio 4 this morning.
We’re smack dab in the middle of Paris Haute Couture Week, a fashion phenomenon that happens twice a year and spawns a lot of jokes in which the word “haute” replaces the word “hot.” And even though it’s quite haute in France right now (see what we did there?) editors and stylists are looking at the clothes their very wealthy clients will be wearing once fall’s chill returns to the air.
It’s been almost two months since former Vogue Paris editrix Carine Roitfeld nabbed herself a job styling a Chanel campaign, and now we finally know what it’s going to look like! Instead of being set in Chanel’s Paris flagship on the Rue Cambon or in a scintillatingly French budoir somewhere, the shots took place in a simple photobooth.
Film is a medium Karl Lagerfeld is really into. We’ve seen him direct models for Hogan, an ice cream-eating Rachel Bilson for Magnum, and all sorts of people for Chanel. The Kaiser is staging the house’s cruise show in Cap d’Antibes next week, and he’s made a 30-minute short film to accompany it. It looks awesome.
Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld and Gossip Girl Blake Lively hang out everywhere. At store openings in New York, at fashion shows in Paris — even in the original Chanel store! So is it really any surprise that the two fashion heavyweights would be spotted in cahoots at the most important fashion event of the year? No. No, it is not.
You know who’s fancy? Karl Lagerfeld. So it comes as no surprise to us that when it came time to unveil the much-anticipated new bottles the designer created for Coca Cola Light, he would do it at a star-spangled party in Paris, filled with legions of waiters dressed exactly like him.
Remember when former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld said she sort of missed being a freelancer? Well, it looks like she missed it a lot, because just weeks after word got out about her styling project with Barneys, we hear she’s also working with Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel.
Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld is upset with suggestions that he would sell his Manhattan apartment for less than he originally paid for it. So what’s he doing in response? He’s taking it off the market.
Chanel‘s spring couture show was incredibly pretty. It really was. But we like our couture dramatic and daring, and Karl‘s version of couture generally errs on the side of sweet. That said, did you know that he used over 10 million beads in this collection alone?