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
Baptiste Giabiconi and Mirte Maas photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Pre-Fall 2010.
When a few weeks ago, pictures surfaced of Karl Lagerfeld‘s collaboration with French mail-order catalogue 3 Suisses, observers were a bit confused. The Kaiser posed with items as mundane as washing machines but hadn’t touched any of the clothes seen on Iris Strubegger in the campaign he shot for the brand.
Karl Lagerfeld succeeded in gathering fashion’s elite for the presentation of his Chanel CroisiÃ¨re show, which this time traveled to Saint Tropez’s Cafe SÃ©nÃ©quier. Models arrived on â€œRivaâ€ motor-cruisers and then walked the runway on bare feet, showing off the label’s latest bikinis alongside flared jeans or denim skirts. ‘Cruise’ or ‘resort’ collections are ranges … Continued
Karl Lagerfeld has released a teaser for the short film “Remember Now,” which has been filmed for the label’s Cruise Collection show in Saint Tropez, May 11. “Remember Now” was also shot in the glamorous town in the south of France, where fashion aficionados from around the world will come together for one of the … Continued
It seems that Karl Lagerfeld has already begun shooting Pirelli’s 2011 calendar. “I’ll do it in my studio in Paris. It’s too obvious to have a beach setting”, was Karl’s comment backstage at his show in Paris. We’ll be seeing models Isabeli Fontana, Heidi Mount, 2009’s top model Natasha Poly and Magdalena Frackowiak in the … Continued
Not only has Karl Lagerfeld designed the latest Coca-Cola Light bottle but he has also shot the ad campaign. The campaign features Coco Rocha and Baptiste Giabiconi sipping/holding the limited edition aluminum bottle that he designed. According to WWD – “Lagerfeld has long been a fan of diet cola, and says he prefers to drink … Continued
Coca-Coca Light the Lagerfeld way! This favorite drink of women has called upon the genius of Karl Lagerfeld to dress the Coca-Cola light aluminum bottle. The designer lends his inimitable style and his unmistakable silhouette to the chic lines of the bottle, all in a special limited-edition box, accompanied by a bottle-opener hidden in a … Continued
French luxe brand Chanel says that there is currently no plan to replace head designer Karl Lagerfeld. “KL is Chanel’s creative director and has a long-term contract that is by no means reassessed,” a representative said. “His succession is not on the agenda.” Rumor, first surfacing last summer, has it that Lanvin’s creative director Alber … Continued
Karl Lagerfeld has has just been tapped to receive the LÃ©gion d’honneur, the highest decoration in France, on the eve of the latest Chanel fashion show. Lagerfeld was notified of the honor prior to the fashion show in Paris by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. A date for the official ceremony has yet to be set.
The sketch of a polar bear by Karl Lagerfeld on the invitation to his autumn-winter show for Chanel on Tuesday was already a big hint. As a howling wind came over the sound system, screens were hoisted up to reveal gigantic ice floes, from which his models emerged enveloped in shaggy furs to keep out … Continued
Designer Karl Lagerfeld has been asked to shoot the 2011 Pirelli Calendar. Lagerfeld will break out his camera in April for “all of the top girls,” but don’t expect to see any of the beauties rolling in the sand, as with the 2010 calendar. “Iâ€™ll do it in my studio in Paris. Itâ€™s too obvious … Continued
Karl Lagerfeld has teamed up with German luxury safe maker Dottling to create the world’s most expensive personal safe, costing $339,000, WWD reports. Just under six-feet tall and less than a foot deep, the steel body, sheathed in high-gloss chrome-plated aluminum, looks like an impregnable monolith. But when activated by the owner, two doors butterfly … Continued
Anja Rubik by Karl Lagerfeld
Karl Lagerfeld has jumped behind the camera again for Chanel’s pre spring / summer collection. We saw a preview in July this year when Lara Stone and Baptiste Giabiconi were spotted posing with a motorbike in front of the Paris Chanel boutique. In this short film called Vol de Jour, Lara and Baptiste run around … Continued
After last year’s Moscow extravaganza, Chanel’s designer Karl Lagerfeld relocated to Shanghai last week to present his yearly Maison d’Arts collection.
Karl Lagerfeld gave a SpongeBob SquarePants doll a makeover for a Paris fundraiser for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The figurine was outfitted in the image of his maker, with Karlâ€™s signature dark shades, a white shirt and fingerless gloves. This auction of celebrity look-a-like dolls was held on the 26th of November at the … Continued
Lily Allen as the new queen of Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld takes his inspiration from the classic film Breakfast at TiffanyÂ´s. For now only a couple of images of the Lily Allen for Chanel campaign have surfaced, but look out for more as we get closer to Fall.
WWD reports that last Friday the Chanel boutique on Rue Royale in Paris featured a motorcycle customized for Chanel in Toulouse, France. However this motorcycle is not made to be sold, Karl Lagerfeld was only shooting the press kit for Chanelâ€™s pre-spring collection â€œStarting Pointâ€ with the models Lara Stone and Baptiste Giacobini.
Chanel Fall-Winter 2009/10 Ad Campaign stars Heidi Mount and Freja Beha Erichsen. Images by Karl Lagerfeld.