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.
Do you like listening to music everywhere? Even on a motorcycle? Well, this chic gadget is what you need. Karl Lagerfeld has launched a pretty helmet in collaboration with Atelier Ruby. Tweed Helmet is the name of this interesting bikers accessory with a pocket for your Ipod.
Want to make helmet hair sexy? Karl Lagerfeld provided us with the newest in luxury bike wear. A mink coated helmet, complete with iPod capability can transform the embarrassing safety necessity into a sexy status symbol. The revolutionary idea was brought together by the three way collaboration of designer, Karl Lagerfeld, French Luxury helmet maker, … Continued
To me, Audrey Tautou will always be AmÃ©lie. To others, soon, she will be Coco. â€œCoco Before Chanel,â€ biopic of celebrated fashion designer Coco Chanel is based on book â€œLâ€™Irreguliereâ€ (The Nonconformist) by Edmonde Charles-Roux, directed and written by Anne Fontaine and Camille Fontaine. Audrey Tautou stars as Gabrielle Chanel, known as Coco, before she … Continued
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld showcased his black take on power suiting for Chanel last week in Paris and one of the highlights was the Chanel Perspex Briefcase designed for working women. The transparent briefcase comes with slots to hold a purse, lipstick, sunglasses, iPod and other ladiesâ€™ stuff. Source: Businessflogo
As soon as Karl Lagerfeld saw the house in Vermont he knew he had found the setting for the next Chanel ad campaign. It is a typical New England wooden house, set on the banks of Lake Champlain, with a severe and puritan look that makes it seem like the house has been frozen in … Continued
Karl Lagerfeld has been fraternising with the enemy and proves that he is just as good as a photographer as he is a designer with this new Dior Homme by Kris Van Assche Spring Summer 2009 ad campaign that he lensed. The campaign features Brazilian model Marlon Teixeira. Lagerfeld is an outspoken fan of the … Continued
There is going to be an island built that is completely devoted to fashion! Dubai Infinity Holdings has announced plans to develop the world’s first fashion island – Isla Moda The multi-million dollar island, which will be located on the man-made “The World” archipelago, will boast fashion themed residential villas, haute couture boutiques and luxury … Continued
Karl Lagerfeld opened his pre-fall 2009 Chanel show last week with a ten-minute silent short film about Coco Chanel — his directorial debut! Last year, Karl Lagerfeld brought Paris to London, and this year he brings Moscow to Paris, highlighted by his silent film presentation. He shied away from the subtle, with elements of Russian … Continued