On May 14 Karl Lagerfeld presented Chanel‘s 2013 Cruise collection around the Trois Fontaines Bosquet fountains at the Château de Versailles near Paris, with ornate Marie Antoinette-inspired creations receiving an edgy update thanks to the addition of candy-colored wigs and flatform shoes.
Karl Lagerfeld has been tapped to redesign portions of the famed Hotel Métropole in Monte Carlo. The architectural project is scheduled to debut this summer.
The collaboration between Lagerfeld and the Leading Spas of the World property comprises a makeover of the hotel’s outdoor premises, including the pool, terrace and gardens, along with a new, third Joel Robuchon restaurant.
Two and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher spoofs Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld trying his hand at online dating in a new comedy web video series.
The video sees Kutcher portray a character called Darl, who dresses in signature Lagerfeld attire and sports a white ponytail and dark sunglasses.
Veteran model Linda Evangelista stars in the Chanel Spring Summer 2012 Eyewear ad campaign photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.
Karl Lagerfeld is collaborating with helicopter-maker AgustaWestland to re-design its line of VIP choppers, reports Women’s Wear Daily magazine.
The German fashion designer, who also designed bottles for Coke, will now redesign both interiors and exteriors of the company’s AW139, a twin-engine helicopter that can seat up to 15 people.
After previously guest-editing publications including French dailies Libération and Metro, Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld has highlighted his interior design credentials as guest editor of the French edition of Architectural Digest.
The 220-page issue will reach French newsstands April 13, with Lagerfeld’s futuristic Parisian apartment featured on the cover and photographed by him inside.
There are articles on architects and designers Lagerfeld admires such as Zaha Hadid and Martin Szekely, as well as the creator’s picks of objects for the home.
In his editor’s letter, Lagerfeld makes parallels between the realms of fashion and interior design, explaining; “We are at the heart of a Russian doll: first the clothes, then the apartments and houses….Even the streets and the cities are part of the evolution of our preferences and our taste.”
Lagerfeld isn’t the only creator to venture into the realm of architecture and interiors, with Italian fashion brand Missoni recently announcing a project to lend its trademark aesthetic to a residential tower in Manila via its Missoni HOME line.
Alice Dellal becomes the face of Chanel Boy handbag collection. Accompanying the new advertisement is “My New Friend Boy”, a video directed by Karl Largerfeld.
Karl Lagerfeld taps Arizona Muse as the face of Fendi’s spring 2012 campaign which he also photographed.
Karl Lagerfeld‘s affordable capsule collection KARL is set to launch globally January 25 with a string of events in Paris, New York, London, Berlin and Sydney.
As part of a collaboration with global online retailer net-a-porter.com, pop-up shops will be unveiled in the five cities, and consumers can shop the line by using the Net-a-Porter KARL app and scanning products via the iPhone or iPad2.
There will also be a special appearance by the designer himself January 25 at Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the French capital.
Chanel’s Spring 2012 ad campaign has been released and it features Joan Smalls and Saskia de Brauw photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.
The duo posed in black and white for the new season. The campaign was shot at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France.
The annual Chanel Metier D’Arts premiere took place in the Galerie Courbe at Paris’s Grand Palais Tuesday December 6 with an India-themed luxury show.
Models, adorned with accessories including head-jewellery and turbans – also for men – walked the epic runway sporting the 2012 pre-fall collection.
Guests sat at banquet tables, which doubled as a runway, complete with chandeliers, opulent candlesticks – and a feast fit for a Maharaja.
Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld will be global guest editor for Metro International newspapers this February.
He will spend one day working in the paper’s Paris newsroom for the Feb. 7 issue, with coverage to run in 22 countries across Europe, America and Asia.
Entitled “The World According to Karl,” the edition will feature illustrations and commentaries from the creator and will launch the paper’s coverage of the New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks.
Natasha Poly was photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for the Resort 2012 advertising campaign images of Fendi in front of yellow backdrop.
To help mark the 350th anniversary of the Château Rauzan-Ségla vineyard, Karl Lagerfeld has designed the label for the 2009 vintage.
The 2009 vintage wine will feature a special colorful label highlighting the castle found in the Margaux appellation of Bordeaux, France.
German multitasker Karl Lagerfeld will release two new ranges in January designed to relaunch his namesake brand.
Set to launch during haute couture week in Paris, a 100-piece collection simply named Karl will become available on designer shopping site Net-à-Porter.com.
But as opposed to much of the e-store’s usual offerings, the range will retail at affordable prices, ranging from €60 to €300.
If someone can pull it off, it’s him: German designer Karl Lagerfeld introduces an ironically self-referencing perfume next week.
Launching in European Sephora stores on October 11, Karleidoscope — which comes in a kaleidoscope-shaped bottle — features notes of violet, angelica, freesia, heliotrope, patchouli, tonka bean, and benzoin.
“I love to play with words, as I love to play with scents,” Lagerfeld told Women’s Wear Daily. “A fragrance is not made to be explained by words.
Following collaborations with H&M and French mail-order company La Redoute, Karl Lagerfeld has been working on a collection with US department store Macy’s.
Scheduled for an August 31 launch at more than 200 Macy’s stores and online, the 45-piece collection will be priced from $50 to $170.
In addition to the sketches just released by the designer, curious shoppers can take a first look at the range in the August issue of American Vogue where a $109 dress from the collection is featured in one of the fashion spreads.
Karl Lagerfeld, has designed a limited edition pen line called Prestige & Chic in collaboration with French house S.T. Dupont.
The pens have been designed as an asymmetrical triangular shape with bevelled corners, meaning that they do not roll and ensure comfort for the user.
Choose between two variations: “Prestige” in red lacquer or “Chic” in black with palladium “attributes.”
Anja Rubik reappears for the third consecutive season as the face of Fendi with the label’s fall 2011 campaign.
Captured by Karl Lagerfeld, Anja goes brunette as she plays a muse for male model Brad Kroenig.
Veteran model Claudia Schiffer stars in the Chanel Fall 2011 Eyewear Campaign photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.
The new collection’s sunglasses and eyeglasses feature the chain handle of the brand’s iconic handbags woven with a strip of lambskin to form the temples.