Chanel Launches New Boy Bag Collection

It takes a lot of time and dedication for a luxury brand to establish an ‘it’ bag along the lines of a Mulberry Alexa or a Hermès Kelly bag, but when Chanel launches a whole new handbag range, you can be almost certain, they will be instant classics. The new collection will draw inspiration from … Continued

Uniqlo teams up with Gaga and Lagerfeld

Japan’s biggest clothes retailer continues to take the lead in relief efforts following the country’s earthquake and tsunami disaster, partnering with a star-studded cast of designers for a new t-shirt collection. Uniqlo, whose CEO Tadashi Yanai already donated $12 million of his own money and a lot more in clothes, will release a range of … Continued

Chanel’s cruise collection: highlights

Celebrities including Vanessa Paradis, Blake Lively, and Rachel Bilson looked on as Karl Lagerfeld showed his annual Croisière collection at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes on the French Riviera on May 9.

The Tale of a Fairy by Karl Lagerfeld

For anyone whose invitation to Chanel’s resort show in the South of France on May 9 got lost in the mail, its creative head Karl Lagerfeld will release a new short film, showcasing the cruise collection in a dramatic surrounding. A teaser released May 5 depicts “friends of the House” including French actress Anna Mouglalis, … Continued

Karl Lagerfeld redesigns Diet Coke bottle

Karl Lagerfeld has teamed up with Coca Cola Light for a second time to put his signature flair on a trio of limited-edition bottles. Dressed in black and white with fuchsia touches, the bottles also feature Lagerfeld’s trademark, pony-tailed, white-collared silhouette. Motifs of silver polka dots, black diamonds and bold fuchsia swirls drape the bottles … Continued

Karl Lagerfeld directs Magnum ice cream campaign

Karl Lagerfeld is directing Magnum ice cream’s latest advertising campaign, which features American actress Rachel Bilson. The three-piece film series will be revealed on April 21st during the Tribeca Film Festivalfor the debut of an original film series. Simultaneous to the exclusive premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, the lead film will be released to … Continued

Karl Lagerfeld Designs Pop-Up Schwarzkopf Store

Karl Lagerfeld has designed a pop-up hair salon and concept store for Schwarzkopf in his home town of Düsseldorf, reports WWD today. The German city – also home of the Schwarzkopf hair care brand – will play host to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in April. The Lagerfeld’s Schwarzkopf Lightbox by Karl Lagerfeld, which will … Continued

Lagerfeld feels a volcanic autumn chill at Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld sent a volcanic chill of autumn swirling through the Grand Palais on Tuesday as he presented a tomboyish Chanel fall-winter collection. In a deliberate contrast from the Parisian garden theme that framed the spring-summer show, Lagerfeld sent darker, looser looks down a wooden boardwalk the length of a venue carpeted with volcanic dust … Continued

Fendi: Ad Campaign Spring/Summer 2011

Karl Lagerfeld once again takes the role of the photographer for the shoot of the new Fendi advertisement starring top models Anja Rubik and Baptiste Giabiconi.

Chanel S/S 2011 Ad Campaign

First look at the Chanel Spring/Summer 2011 ad campaign featuring models Freja Beha Erichsen and Baptiste Giabiconi, shot by Karl Lagerfeld.

Window World by Karl Lagerfeld

Magdalena Frackowiak, Baptiste Giabiconi & Barbora Dvorakova directed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel short movie – Window World.

Marchon glasses go 3D chic

Marchon – the world’s third-largest eyewear firm – is making 3D movie viewing chic with designer glasses fit for fashionistas. The US-based firm unveiled a collection of 3D glasses at the television-crazed Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that runs through Sunday in Las Vegas. “We believe in the fact that anything you put on your face … Continued

Watch Karl Lagerfeld’s Volkswagen Commercial

Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld is currently starring in a commercial for special editions of Volkswagen’s Polo and Golf models. Lagerfeld comments on how stylish the cars are, assuming they are French, but then learns that they are in fact German, causing him to splutter with surprise. Gifting your Polo/Golf with the STYLE pack brings a … Continued

A New Breed of Fashion Collaborations

This week, the Berlin-based fashion designer Esther Perbandt joins the long list of style icons who have lent their creative vision to everyday objects ranging from jackets for Prosecco bottles to macaroons. Here’s a roundup of the most buzz-worthy collaborations between renowned designers and non-fashion retailers in 2010.

Lagerfeld to star in Volkswagen commercial

Last week, Karl Lagerfeld flew to Berlin for the filming of the 30-second commercial spot to promote special-edition models under the Style banner. Matthias Becker, Volkswagen‘s marketing director for Germany said Lagerfeld plays himself in the commercial, photographing the cars and musing aloud. The spot is directed by Johan Renck, the producer behind music videos … Continued

2011 Pirelli calendar presented by Karl Lagerfeld

The 2011 Pirelli Calendar was unveiled in Moscow and was put together by designer Karl Lagerfeld with the pictures being taken in his studio in Paris. He dressed models including actress Julianne Moore in gold laurel wreathes and gold body paint, while the four male models wore metallic gold codpieces. The designer chose the theme … Continued

Karl Lagerfeld for Macys

Lagerfeld‘s women’s collection will be sold in about 250 Macy’s stores as well as online starting September 2011. It is part of the American department store chain’s new initiative to launch a series of limited-edition designer collections for its Impulse range — geared towards younger, more fashion-forward customers — starting early next year. The designer … Continued

Fendi Fall/Winter 2010-2011 Ad Campaign

Model Baptiste Giabiconi and Anja Rubik are featured in Fendi Fall/Winter 2010 Campaign as an Italian couple on the run in downtown New York. Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, Anja Rubik in Fendi Fall 2010 Campaign is dressed in decadent fur and classic suiting. The Fendi Fall 2010 advertising campaign was inspired by the artwork of … Continued

The girls from the pearl at Chanel

A monumental lion, teeth bared and one front paw resting proprietorially on a giant pearl, held centre stage, its golden coat caught in the setting sun under the glass dome of the Grand Palais. Karl Lagerfeld is a past master at dreaming up attention-grabbing scenarios for his Chanel shows, and Tuesday night’s was no exception. … Continued

Karl Lagerfeld: Editor-in-Chief at Libération

Libération – the iconic left wing French newspaper – has invited Karl Lagerfeld to be editor-in-chief for the day. The entire issue bears his mark, from illustrations to comments, to special interviews of him, and an opinion page about the designer. His illustrations include a self-portrait for the cover of today’s edition, which is 14 … Continued