Just last month Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld announced he was teaming up with Japanese beauty giant Shu Uemura on a one-off beauty line, and the designer has now unveiled a teaser showcasing the collection’s mascot.
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”.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
German multitasker Karl Lagerfeld will release two new ranges in January designed to relaunch his namesake brand.
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.