Karl Lagerfeld is guest editing the May 2012 issue of the French edition of Architectural Digest. Though Lagerfeld has worked on an array of projects – this is not the first time he is writing about interior design. He used to write under the pseudonym Magnus Dancourt because, “Magnus, it’s my middle name. And Dancourt because it’s very French.” (WWD)
The issue includes interviews with designers that Karl Lagerfeld admires including Martin Szekely, Zaha Hadid and François Morellet, 20 cool chairs that KL selected among 140 options and his selection of gadgets. We also get a glimpse of how Uncle Karl lives – his Quai Voltaire apartment is pictured on the cover and his photos of his apartment are featured inside. In true Lagerfeld fashion, the issue lacks color and most of the items featured are black and white. I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Since whatever Karl Lagerfeld touches turns to Gold, Architectural Digest is printing 150,000 copies of the magazine to meet the increased demand. If you see a copy I would buy it quickly as I’m sure they will sell out fast.