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Karl Lagerfeld’s Age Finally Revealed By Designer

Karl Lagerfeld Little Black Jacket

He threw a 70th birthday party in 2008 and a 79th four years later, so fashion followers might be forgiven a little scepticism following Karl Lagerfeld‘s latest pronouncement on the subject of his age.

Always a dapper figure in sharply tailored suits, high collared shirts and trademark ponytail and dark glasses, the legendary German couturier says he is in fact 77.

In an interview with magazine Paris Match, Lagerfeld said he was born in 1935 but that his mother for unknown reasons changed his date of birth on the official documentation resulting in the confusion.

“My mother changed the date. It was easier to make a 3 or an 8,” he said without elaborating. “I found this out after her death and I don’t know why she did it,” he added.

The Paris-based designer was born Karl Lagerfeldt in Hamburg but later dropped the final ‘t’ for commercial reasons. His first collection in 1958 was shown under the name Roland Karl.

Lagerfeld’s Wikipedia page now states that he was born on September 10, 1935.

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Karl Lagerfeld To Open Store in Amsterdam

Karl Lagerfeld store Amsterdam exterior

After launching his first concept store in Paris this spring, the German designer is set to open his second boutique, packed with cutting-edge digital technology, in the Dutch city of Amsterdam.

Karl Lagerfeld‘s new store is aiming to align the brand’s modern design with a host of digital treats. Featuring men’s and women’s ready‐to‐wear, footwear, eyewear, and accessories, the store will also be home to a specially curated selection of Lagerfeld’s collaborations, objets d’arts, and gift ideas.

Lagerfeld isn’t shy about mixing emerging tech, social media and fashion; even his cat Choupette has her own Twitter account, so it comes as no surprise that the new store will feature iPad minis on the clothes rails to let customers browse the collection.

More iPads will be available with a special ‘digital guestbook’ to let them surf the web, take photos in the store, and even leave personal messages for the designer.

Fitting booths will also be kitted out with touch screens which will allow shoppers to photograph their own look and apply a set of ‘Karl-inspired’ filters, before sharing the images via FB, Twitter and email.

Located in the hip 9 Straatjes (‘9 streets’) area of the Jordaan district, and set to open early May, Karl Lagerfeld’s second concept store is part of a global roll-out which will see the fashion brand appearing in additional European locations throughout 2013, before expanding into Asia.

German-born Paris-based designer Karl Lagerfeld is design chief of his namesake label, as well as creative director at luxury brand Chanel and Italian label Fendi.

Karl Lagerfeld store Amsterdam

Alice Dellal Chanel boy spring 2013

Alice Dellal poses as a sexy rider for Chanel

Alice Dellal Chanel boy spring 2013

French luxury brand Chanel has shared the first photographs of its new campaign with punk rock it-model Alice Dellal. Karl Lagerfeld shot the latest campaign starring the face of Chanel Boy bags.

In the black and white photographs taken by German photographer and designer Karl Lagerfeld, Alice Dellal strikes a suggestive pose on a beautiful white horse.

Chanel Boy Bag Spring 2013 ad

The British model, who is also a musician, is very much in-demand by the biggest names in fashion, from Calvin Klein and H&M to Vivienne Westwood.

Chanel Boy Bag Spring 2013

A Chanel brand ambassador for a few seasons now, Dellal represents the house along with Blake Lively and Tilda Swinton and Gisele Bündchen for a beauty line.

The Chanel Boy collection is available in different materials including calfskin and lambskin.

Chanel Boy Bag Spring Summer 2013

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Karl Lagerfeld opens first concept store in Europe

Karl By Karl Lagerfeld Pop-up Shop

German-born designer Karl Lagerfeld has announced that the opening of his first concept store in Paris is set to take place March 1.

Karl Lagerfeld, who will unveil his first line of watches on February 28 during Paris Fashion Week, will also launch his latest project.

Karl Lagerfeld concept store

The new concept store spanning two floors, at over 2,150-square feet, will be located at 194, Boulevard St-Germain, the famous Rive Gauche shopping location.

The Karl Lagerfeld concept store will host a selection of pieces from the designer’s namesake label, Karl Lagerfeld Paris.

St Dupont Pens By Karl Lagerfeld

Alongside his main line will be books, accessories, and a range of limited-edition items from his numerous collaborations.

These include tableware collections created with Swedish crystal maker Orrefors, luxury pens and lighters for S.T. Dupont, and the Karl Lagerfeld Diet Coke range.

glassware orrefors

Lagerfeld is used to linking up with so-called ‘fast fashion,’ having been the first of a series of major names to create capsule collections with Swedish retail giant H&M.

The first store will span two floors, at over 2,150-square feet, and will be located at 194 on Boulevard St-Germain, the famous Rive Gauche shopping location.

Karl Lagerfeld boutique

Karl Lagerfeld Paris has a production deal with Italian company Ittierre, which has also recently signed an agreement to release two new lines for French fashion house Guy Laroche, as well as producing clothes for British brand Aquascutum.

Diet Coke Karl Lagerfeld 2011

Fashionistas and fans will be able to follow the opening celebration online, on February 28 at 8:30 PM CET via Karl Lagerfeld’s website andFacebook page.

Karl Lagerfeld concept store Paris

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Fendi ‘Peplum People’ Film by Karl Lagerfeld

German designer Karl Lagerfeld has stepped behind the camera to shoot “Peplum People,” a Spring-Summer 2013 video for Italian brand Fendi.

Titled “Peplum People,” the film was produced on the set of the brand’s latest print advertising shoot. Supermodels Kati Nescher and Saskia de Brauw, looking slick in sunglasses and gelled hair, trot around town in the brand’s summer styles.

A pair of gladiator-outfit-clad male models, Joseph Dolce and Willy Cartier, strip off for some splash-about fun in the pool before the foursome unite for an evening out.

The boys are dressed up in Fendi tuxedos while Nescher and de Brauw show off the brand’s golden red carpet outfits.

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Wallpaper* Launches Fragrance with Karl Lagerfeld

paper passion

Karl Lagerfeld, also known for owning an impressive library has launched in collaboration with Wallpaper magazine “a perfume that smells like books!”

The magazine asked German publisher Gerhard Steidl to work with avant-garde perfumer Geza Schoen to try and bottle that scent — while Karl Lagerfeld came on board to design the packaging and come up with the name “Paper Passion”.
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Lagerfeld to launch Olympics Collection at Selfridges

Team Karl London Olympics

Karl Lagerfeld will launch his Olympics-inspired line at Selfridges on July 24, three days before the Opening Ceremonies in London.

Lagerfeld will attend an exclusive party at the London department store that evening to kick-off his exclusive shops within the store.

A womenswear space will pop-up on the third floor, where the capsule collection of clothing and accessories will sell underneath the banner labeled “Team Karl.”
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