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September 18, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld Draws Himself

karl lagerfeld orrefors colette window

Back in June I mentioned that Karl Lagerfeld designed glassware for Orrefors, and now the collection of glasses and vases are available for sale on the Colette website.  To celebrate the collaboration between Lagerfeld and Orrefors, Colette asked Karl Lagerfeld to decorate the window of the boutique.  The result is a pretty genius self-portrait of Karl Lagerfeld holding his designs for Orrefors – one of which he customized with Colette’s logo.  View the video below to see him draw himself…

Images & Video: Colette

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September 16, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld’s Château Rauzan-Ségla 2009 Wine Label

Chateau Rauzan Segla Karl Lagerfeld Wine Label

Back in April, I mentioned that Karl Lagerfeld was designing a wine label for the 350th anniversary of Chanel-owned Château Rauzan-Ségla.  The label has recently surfaced and it’s a signature Karl Lagerfeld illustration of the Château.  It seems he took the Château’s label and gave it the Karl touch with his pastel smudges and watercolors.  I wonder how much this designer vintage will go for?

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Karlisms: Karl Lagerfeld on Michelle Obama, The Royals and Dominique Strauss-Kahn

karl lagerfeld

Karl is never at a loss for words – here are some of his memorable recent quotes…

On Michelle Obama:

“I love Madame Obama, but not in terms of clothes…I like her face, the cleverness of her face. Her face is stronger than the clothes.”  (Washington Times)

On The Royal Wedding Outfits:

“But this was not a collection, this was the choices of this kind of woman for this kind of ceremony: the bad proportions, the ugly hats, the short skirts on fat legs.” (Grazia)

On Watching Television:

I like if I’m on TV; watching it is not my specialty. I prefer what I see in my mind-I get second-rate images delivered there for free. But I’m not too bad on TV. I commented on the English [royal] wedding for the [French] state channel. Normally they don’t have a huge audience, but with me doing it, we had nearly 50 percent and the others had only 30 and 20 percent. An event like that is fun to do because I can make jokes, and jokes of the lowest kind are not against my mentality. But I don’t want to do it all the time, hmm? (Grazia)

On Dominique Strauss-Kahn:

I love DSK. I love his wife. They are great people and when they came back to Paris I sent them flowers. But you know, for people in politics, it’s very embarrassing. On the left they had hoped he wouldn’t come back, because I think other people want his job. And on the other side…but even in America, Clinton survived his blow job. (Business Insider)

On Drugs:

I never smoke, I never take drugs, I’m never drunk, because I like only what I’m doing — work, reading, learning, sketching, taking photos. For the rest, my lack of passion or interest for this kind of thing makes it perhaps too easy for me to judge others. I’m surrounded by people who drink and take drugs. It doesn’t bother me at all, even when I know it’s bad for them. I’m not teaching them. (Fashionologie)

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August 30, 2011

Snoop Dogg x Karl Lagerfeld

snoop dogg and karl lagerfeldAn unlikely duo, it seems that Karl Lagerfeld and Snoop Dogg may be working together on a music video in St. Tropez.  Uncle Karl was spotted wearing all white ensemble and entering “Saint-Tropez’s mythic cafe, Senequier, to shoot a video clip with Jean-Roch, the nightclub impresario whose latest single is dedicated to the famous resort town. The track also features Snoop Dogg.” I want to see Karl’s gangsta lean :)


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Carine Roitfeld’s Irreverant Sneak Peek

A few pages of Carine Roitfeld’s book, Irreverant, have surfaced online.  The book is essentially a catalog of her thirty-year career and includes an illustration by Karl Lagerfeld himself.  Word on the street is that the two are also working on a book together – seems like they are partner’s in crime.  Since she left French Vogue Carine Roitfeld styled a Chanel ad campaign, curated Karl’s amfAR art show, Karl interviewed and photographed her, and now they are working on a book together.  I wonder what’s next!

karl lagerfeld sketch of carine roitfeld in irreverantSource

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August 25, 2011

Karlisms: Karl Lagerfeld Chats With Carine Roitfeld for Interview Magazine

interview magazine

The latest issue of Interview is full of Karl Lagerfeld.  He shot the images of Anne Hathaway looking stunning and he also interviewed Carine Roitfled, and took photos of her as well.  Of course, if you get Karl talking then you KNOW you are going to have a lot of quotable material.  Here’s just a taste…

Karl Lagerfeld to Carine Roitfeld on her children…

No one can say that you don’t take care of them. You’re also lucky because they are very beautiful. It would have been difficult to have an ugly daughter.


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August 23, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld “Jesus” Piece

karl lagerfeld jesus piece

Time to get your bling on!  Karl Lagerfeld has definitely attained cult status – but has achieved Jesus status?  Well, if you measure his reach by jewelry design, some might say yes.  Forget rappers and their Jesus pieces, strut your stuff with a Karl piece.  Available for purchase online at Nous Sommes.



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August 18, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld & Coco Rocha – Macy’s Collection Video

“Think pink but don’t wear it.”
-Karl Lagerfeld

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August 11, 2011

More Karl Lagerfeld Sketches of Coco Chanel

karl lagerfeld illustrations of coco chanel
Back in March we saw a sneak peek of illustrations Karl Lagerfeld did for a re-issue of Justine Picardie’s Coco Chanel: The Legend and The Life.  I came across some more illustrations and I thought I would share.  I never get tired of seeing Karl Lagerfeld’s illustrations…

Source: Harper’s Bazaar

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August 10, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld’s Favorite Places in Paris

“In Paris I walk in the streets like peasants walk in the village where they are born. There is something in the air…Who doesn’t love Paris? You cannot compare it to any other city. Don’t ask me why but that is the way it is. I have houses in the south of France, Vermont and Monte Carlo but I never go there. I like houses for the sake of having houses, but in Paris I am most at ease.”

–Karl Lagefeld (Exposay)

Karl Lagerfeld may be German, but he loves the city of lights.  He was recently asked about his favorite haunts and here are some of his favorite places in Paris:

Shopping: “My favorite shop is Colette on Rue Saint-Honore. For jewelry I go to Lydia Courteille on Rue Saint-Honore and for books Galignani on Rue De Rivoli. For clothes I shop at Dior Homme.” (Exposay)

Nightlife: Raspoutine (58, rue de Bassano), Club Le Baron (6, avenue Marceau) and Le Montana (28, rue Saint-Benoît)  But Karl added: “I do not like going out, going to homes. I’m not the type who will go to a party. I do not need anymore, I’ve done a lot in my life. ” (Fashionlove via Google Translate)

Dining Out:  “I love La Maison Du Caviar (21, rue Quentin-Bauchart) because they have the best caviar in the world. There is nothing like this and go since I was sixteen or seventeen. I also love the atmosphere and food at the Café de Flore (172 bld Saint-Germain Paris).”  (Fashionlove via Google Translate)

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