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Karl Lagerfeld glassware collection for Orrefors

glassware orrefors

Karl Lagerfeld has collaborated with Orrefors, the Swedish glass makers to create a collection of crystal including bowls, vases; wine, water and liqueur glasses and, naturally, champagne flutes.

The Orrefors brand is known for gracing the tables at the Swedish Royal Palace.

The glasses are hand-blown and Lagerfeld’s line will come in black, milky white and clear crystal, some engraved with the designer’s initials.
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Chanel Boy range

Chanel Launches New Boy Bag Collection

Chanel Boy range

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 an androgynous style based on a hunter’s cartridge that founder Coco Chanel used to wear herself.

“Chanel used men’s underwear to make dresses,” the house’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld explained. “She had this boyish attitude, in fact it is the very spirit of Chanel. She got it from Boy Capel, the great love of her life…”
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Uniqlo teams up with Gaga and Lagerfeld

Save Japan Uniqlo Blake Lively

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 ten new designs June 25.

Prints will consist of drawings and scripts, crafted by the likes of Lady Gaga, Karl Lagerfeld, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz, Blake Lively, Charlize Theron, Cyndi Lauper, Victoria Beckham, and Orlando Bloom.
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The Tale of a Fairy by Karl Lagerfeld

Tale of a Fairy 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, American model Kristen McMenamy, fashion empress Amanda Harlech, models Freja Beha Erichsen, Bianca Balti and Baptiste Giabiconi.

All are putting their best acting skills forward in this new trailer that seems to revolve around a dysfunctional, affluent family whiling away their time in chic casinos.
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Karl Lagerfeld redesigns Diet Coke bottle

Diet Coke Karl Lagerfeld 2011

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 and are topped off with hot pink caps.
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Karl Lagerfeld directs Magnum ice cream campaign

Karl Lagerfeld and Rachel Bilson

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 viewers around the world on Magnum’s Facebook page.
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Schwarzkopf Lightbox

Karl Lagerfeld Designs Pop-Up Schwarzkopf Store

Schwarzkopf Lightbox

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 stay open for four weeks from April 16 before moving on to Milan and Paris.
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Chanel Autumn Winter 2011 2012 ready-to-wear collection show

Lagerfeld feels a volcanic autumn chill at Chanel

Chanel Autumn Winter 2011 2012 ready-to-wear collection show

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 that crunched underfoot.

The soundtrack – “A Forest” by The Cure, about a man who goes looking for a woman in, well, a forest – set the tone, even if there wasn’t a tree in sight.
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Marchon 3D glasses

Marchon glasses go 3D chic

Marchon 3D glasses

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 should be extremely fashionable,” Cristin Lyons of Marchon said.
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Golf Polo Style by Karl Lagerfeld

Watch Karl Lagerfeld’s Volkswagen Commercial

Golf Polo Style by Karl Lagerfeld

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 set of lightweight alloy rims, fog lamps, privacy glass as well as STYLE badging.
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A New Breed of Fashion Collaborations

karl lagerfeld coca cola light bottle

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.
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Lagerfeld to star in Volkswagen commercial

Volkswagen lagerfeld

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 for Madonna and Robbie Williams. The campaign is slated for release in Germany on Dec 22.
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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 of Greek mythology for the photo shoot because of his childhood love for sagas such as Homer’s the Iliad, he said.

“You know, when I started learning to read, the two first things that I read were the IIliad and Nibelungen,” he said, referring to German mythological sagas.

At the presentation, Lagerfeld even compared himself to the chronicler of Greek mythology, calling himself the “visual version of Homer.”

“I did it with my camera instead of with my pen,” he said.

The calendar has been published by Italian tyre company Pirelli since 1964, and has become a collector’s item for its erotic nudes snapped by photographers including Richard Avedon.

Lagerfeld stressed at the presentation that he steered away from any sleazy content and did not pressure models to do risque poses.

“They know they can trust me. I would never do something not absolutely correct,” he said. “There was no danger, no sleaziness.”

The models include Hollywood actress Moore, who poses as Hera, the queen of the gods, in a more modest shot than the other models that does not expose her breasts.

Dutch model Lara Stone, the wife of British comedian David Walliams, also took part, portraying the goddess of beauty, Aphrodite.

“Nobody believes in these gods anymore but the girls in the Pirelli calendar are the goddesses of today,” Lagerfeld said in a film at the presentation.

Models said they saw the calendar as an art project. “It’s less like a calendar and more like a form of art,” US model Erin Wasson told AFP.

“If you’re a huge fan of Karl Lagerfeld, you’re going to want this piece of work from him, as if he’d released a new art book,” Wasson said.

“I think for a model the best thing is to be in a book or in the Pirelli calendar,” said Italian model Bianca Balti.

“It’s the only nice calendar. In Italy there are so many vulgar calendars, like very sexy,” she said, gesturing a voluptous silhouette. “But Pirelli is just about art and beauty.”

Source: AFPrelaxnews

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 collections will rotate every two months and will start in February 2011 with Kinder Aggugini, a darling of the London fashion scene.
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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 the American realist painter and printmaker Edward Hopper.
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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.

It looked like an allusion to Jean Cocteau’s Surreal masterpiece “Beauty and the Beast” when the traditional bride at the end was accompanied by a groom wearing a lion’s head over his wedding suit.

However Lagerfeld told AFP it had been inspired by a small bronze lion found in Coco Chanel’s apartment.
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