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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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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 by 22 inches — twice as large as it usually is.
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Chanel Cruise Comes To St Tropez

Karl Lagerfeld succeeded in gathering fashion’s elite for the presentation of his Chanel Croisière show, which this time traveled to Saint Tropez’s Cafe Sénéquier.

Models arrived on “Riva” 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 worn in between seasons, meant for wealthier customers who invest in a new wardrobe more than twice a year.
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Remember Now by Karl Lagerfeld – Trailer

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 most-anticipated fashion shows of the year.

In the teaser, French actor Pascal Greggory and Italian model Elisa Sednaoui are seen flirting in a local nightclub.
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Pirelli 2011 Calendar: Very First Picture Surfaces

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 calendar.

Not pictured, though rumoured to appear, is Lara Stone – a participation that would be unsurprising given her popularity.
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Karl Lagerfeld X Coca-Cola Light Ad Campaign

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 it in a delicate crystal goblet to accentuate the taste”
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Coca Cola Light by Karl Lagerfeld

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 drawer.

Assuming this isn’t an April Fools’ joke, the Coca-Cola light box by Karl Lagerfeld will be available from April 24th at colette.
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Chanel denies Lagerfeld retirement rumors

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 Elbaz is in talks with Chanel to take over once Karl Lagerfeld, now 76, retires.
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Lagerfeld takes Chanel to the North Pole

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 the Arctic cold and splashed through puddles of melted ice in knee high yeti boots.

With bouffant platinum blonde hair swept up, they snuggled into floor-sweeping snow white coats quilted like the Chanel signature handbag, with deep black fur hems, cuffs and stole collars.
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Karl Lagerfeld Will Shoot the Pirelli Calendar

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.

“I’ll do it in my studio in Paris. It’s too obvious to have a beach setting,” he said.
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Karl Lagerfeld custom designs a safe with Döttling

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 open to reveal interior cabinets containing watch winders and jewelry drawers.
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“Vol de Jour”: Short Film 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 Paris to visit each Chanel store, grabbing everything they love while spending quality time together.
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Chanel’s Shanghai fashion show

After last year’s Moscow extravaganza, Chanel’s head designer Karl Lagerfeld relocated to Shanghai last week to present his yearly Maison d’Arts collection at the label’s freshly inaugurated boutique at the Peninsula Hotel.

As in past years, ‘King Karl’ has documented his creation process meticulously — videos can now be watched on YouTube.

All the videos have been removed from Youtube by Chanel

Beginnings — After a nostalgic black-and-white opening, the ‘Kaiser’ is shown sketching the first drafts for the collection.

Fittings — Models show Lagerfeld the first results of his work.

Fine tuning — Whatever the label’s creative head decides is implemented in Chanel’s Paris ‘ateliers.’

Shooting the movie — Coco Chanel never made it to Shanghai herself, even though she imagined the place as very inspiring.

Lagerfeld tried to capture her relationship with the city in a new short movie, which he can be seen directing here.

More fittings — The collection starts to take shape.

Working overtime — This is where the ‘Art’ in ‘Maison d’Art’ comes from.

Fit for the press kit — Lagerfeld photographs the collection for the press, as always with a little help from his ‘muse du jour,’ Baptiste Giabiconi.

Leaving on a jet plane — Chanel’s staff gets ready for the departure to China.

Shanghai impressions — The team arrives in the metropolis.

Getting ready — This short summary of the actual fashion show also gives you a few glimpses of the backstage scenery.

The show — Lagerfeld’s favorite models including Jessica Stam, Heidi Mount, Freja Beha Erichsen and Abbey Lee Kershaw paraded down the runway in richly embellished creations inspired by Asian art and antiques.

While the clothes didn’t fail to impress, the Kaiser’s ‘yellow-face’ make-up for the girls caused hot debate this week.