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With all the current calling out against unpaid internships this seems a little counterintuitive. Then again, it’s KARL FREAKIN’ LAGERFELD.
Karl Lagerfeld is no wallflower when it comes to speaking his mind. But of all the things he has said as of late, this might be the most awkward. During a recent interview with Telegraph, the designer not-so-subtly shared his disdain of former Chanel No. 5 face, Audrey Tautou. More specifically, he didn’t like Tatou’s portrayal of Coco Chanel in the 2009 film, Coco Before Chanel.
It’s about time all of the weird and wonderful things that come out of Karl Lagerfeld‘s mouth were immortalized on the page. After all, the designer calls books “a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose” of which he is a “happy victim.” This fall, he’ll have one more to add to his 300,000-strong collection: “The World According to Karl”, a compendium of his all-time best quotes. Needless to say, we’re ready to hit “pre-order” already, but until it arrives, we’ll just have to tide ourselves over on these.
In the promo for Karl Lagerfeld’s much-awaited return to CNN’s “Fashion: Backstage Pass”, host Alina Cho asked the Kaiser to elaborate on the controversial words he had for Adele.
Sure, it would be more fun to outfit the real live Duchess, but sometimes a pen and paper will just have to suffice, and today WWD asked a bevy of designers to come up with dresses fit for the last few months of Kate Middleton’s pregnancy. As you might expect, some options look more realistic than others.
Chanel’s cruise collection touched down today at a former nutmeg plantation in Singapore. It was a far cry from the over-the-top productions of seasons past — like, for instance, that time the house dropped a colossal globe in the center of the Grand Palais, or that time they staged a show in a castle — but the collection itself was quintessentially Karl. And clearly others were banking on that, too, since guests like Dakota Fanning barely had time to scrub off their Met Gala makeup before hopping off the 18-hour flight to get there in time.
Have 15 minutes to be whisked away to Deauville, France circa 1913? Karl Lagerfeld‘s short film starring Keira Knightley as Coco Chanel has just dropped, and we have every dreamy minute of it right here. Sure, some of the “actors” the house tapped aren’t exactly going to be up for an Oscar anytime soon, but who needs a statuette when you’ve got clothes like these?
Karl Lagerfeld is an incredibly busy dude. He designs for Chanel, Fendi, and his namesake label, collaborates with every brand underneath the sun, and takes care of his adorable cat Choupette. How does he fit all that into 24 hours? Well, he doesn’t.
Chanel likes to tout itself as the kind of brand that spans the generational divide; that a 20-year-old can pair with motorcycle boots and a dash of insouciance while her 70-year-old grandmother dons head-to-toe and tops off with a fresh set of pearls. And while this kind of thing usually reverberates as PR speak, in the case of Chanel, it couldn’t be more true. Case in point: the motley assortment of women at last night’s dinner party in Milan celebrating “The Little Black Jacket”, Karl Lagerfeld’s photography book and exhibition.
Marriage equality has been the issue on everyone’s lips this week, as the Supreme Court justices hashed out the implications of the Defense Of Marriage Act in oral arguments yesterday in Washington, DC. But while we will have to wait until June for the final rulings on the challenge to Proposition 8, in the meantime we’re taking a look back at the weddings, engagements, protests, arguments, and public displays of support we’ve seen in the fashion industry in the past few years.
The Kids Choice Awards may have managed to get Kristen Stewart to ditch her converse on Saturday night, and stars may have stepped out in their red carpet finest all the way from NYC to Vienna, but none of these fêtes could hold a candle to the glamour Karl Lagerfeld and co. brought to Monte Carlo for the Bal de la Rose du Rocher this weekend.
Long before Chanel had enough boutiques to light up the whole wide world with its interlocking C’s, Coco Chanel opened her very first storefront in the coastal town of Deauville, France. This year marks the 100th anniversary of that fateful beginning, and WWD reports that Karl Lagerfeld will be directing a short movie starring Keira Knightley as Coco herself to fête the occasion.
Congratulations, you’ve made it through hump day! As a reward, we suggest you sit back, relax, and enjoy this video of Harper’s Bazaar‘s Laura Brown exchanging some witty banter with Karl Lagerfeld. Let’s just say we think they’d make a great comedic pair.
According to the gospel of Karl Lagerfeld, the three wardrobe staples that will never go out of style are “jeans, a white shirt, and a Chanel jacket.” The third was already the subject of a coffee table book and a touring international exhibition in 2012 called “The Little Black Jacket,” and now the house has released a short film chronicling its rise to popularity and its many incarnations as a part of their Inside Chanel series.
Chanel has officially marked its territory…all the way ’round the whole wide world. As if Karl Lagerfeld would settle for anything less than global domination.
Now that you’ve nabbed front row seats to fashion week month with our runway livestreams, get on the list for one of the hottest tickets in the City of Lights: Karl Lagerfeld‘s store opening.
Tilda Swinton has been tapped to front the campaign for Chanel‘s super fancy Métiers d’Art collection, and as usual, we’ve got a sneak peek right here.
If you’re like us and are awake at this hour, then you’re just in luck to catch the livestream of the Fendi fall 2013 runway show! What does Karl Lagerfeld have up his sleeves for the upcoming season? Guess you’ll just have to watch to find out.