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.
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 became famous. Watch the trailer (in French) after the jump…
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 label â€“ he credits losing 42kg in weight to his desire to wear it. “I suddenly wanted to dress differently, to wear clothes designed by Hedi Slimane,” he said at the time in 2007.
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 hospitality facilities.
It will be designed to represent The World, and the worldâ€™s top fashion capitals, both countries and cities, will receive excellent representation. Isla Moda wonâ€™t be a country, but a â€œcity of fashionâ€ instead. Continue reading →
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 folklore tying the collection together, including elaborate headdresses, thick fluffy knits and sparkly gold boots.
To celebrate Coco Chanel’s 125th birthday, Karl Lagerfeld has designed a â‚¬5 coin. Lagerfeld has really captured the history of Coco Chanel incorporating many aspects of the name with the coin a great match for Chanel No. 5 fragrance.
The front of the coin displays Coco Chanel‘s face and Karl Lagerfeld’s signature. On the back is the brand’s iconic print and the â‚¬5 symbol.
The coin has been approved by the French Mint, and it’s been produced in gold and silver. The gold version costs â‚¬5,900, and there are only 99 of them in existence. The silver version is cheaper – at just â‚¬45 – and there are 11,900 of them. You can look out for the release on December 1st.
The latest designer invited to design the cover of the holiday edition of France’s ‘Le Petit Larousse Illustre’ (an illustrated dictionary) is none other than Karl Lagerfeld.
The French reference book consists of a dictionary featuring common words and encyclopedia featuring proper nouns.
The limited edition book is covered in matte black featuring a corner illustration by Lagerfeld of the famous Larousse “Semeuse,” or “Seed-Scatterer,” blowing a puff of dandelion seeds in her birthday suit and a pair of blue, elbow-length gloves.” Continue reading →
Karl Lagerfeld is famous for his hundreds of iPods and he’s even designed a Fendi trunk specifically for the storage of multiple iPods. For his personal storage needs, however, he commisioned a bespoke trunk from Louis Vuitton .
Made of black Taiga leather with brass fittings and a red microfiber interior, it contains an interior case which holds 20 iPods and a power charger. There are compartments for JBL iPod speakers and subwoofer, and Lagerfeld’s initials are stamped in red near the handle.
Vuitton can actually create a trunk for anything that you wish to carry around : The process of creating a bespoke case like this can take four to eight months and costs tens of thousands of dollars. If they don’t like your request, they will modify the idea and make a suggestion – their polite version of refusal. Now why would anyone want space to carry around 20 iPods is anyoneâ€™s guess : )
“When the famous toy brand, Margarete Steiff, allows itself to produce the first ever “couture” teddy bear, it’s with the master of today’s luxury Karl Lagerfeld.
A unique and unusual collaboration that shows us, one more time, how Lagerfeld is always on the avant garde. Steiff keeps on the innovation and brings you the first teddy bear made for older kids.” Via Colette.
The teddy bear comes wearing the famous black suit and sunglasses, an outfit by the designer that one got used to over the years. And of course the famous button in the ear, that all Steiff plush toys carry, is also present. You can expect this to be a collectors item. Continue reading →
In cooperation with Coty, Karl Lagerfeld will release, this November, a trio of unisex fragrances named Kapsule after their capsule like packaging.
“I love the world of perfumes,” Lagerfeld said. “For me, the world of fashion doesn’t exist without it.”… The designer’s favorite smells are: fresh bread, vanilla, woods and spices. “I don’t like heavy, flowery things. I think there are never enough fragrances, they are so much fun to play with.”
Karl said the scents are genderless because “there is no gender in perfumes anymore.” Their bottles were created in geometric shape of square, in three colours of glass, as the creator’s great love: light blue (Kapsule Light), red (Kapsule Fioriental) and dark blue (Kapsule Woody). The bottles were designed by Luz Herrmann, with engraved Lagerfeld’s signature on the bottom of each bottle.
“The difficult challenge we had was to create something neither too feminine nor too masculine”
The three fragrances are named Kapsule Light, Kapsule Woody and Kapsule Floriental and Karl Lagerfeld personally worked on each one with a different parfumeur :
Kapsule Light was developed by perfumer Mark Buxton, and has notes of bitter orange, jasmine, nutmeg, clove and musk.
Kapsule Floriental was developed by perfumer Emilie Coppermann; the notes are ivy leaf, violet and black tea.
Kapsule Woody was developed by perfumer Olivier Cresp and features cedar, moss and plum.
Karl Lagerfeld Kapsule come in 30ml edt (1.0oz) and 75ml edt (2.5oz) Eau de Toilette – The fragrances will debut in October in France at Colette and Marionnaud and will be exclusive to Neiman Marcus in the US through early 2009