There’s never an idle moment in the world of Karl Lagerfeld. To coincide with the launch of his new sunglasses line, Karl Lagerfeld has released a video game featuring himself called Karl Lagerfeld Video Game – “Je veux les lunettes de Karl!” – roughly translated to “I want Karl’s glasses!”. The object of the game is to take off Karl’s sunglasses – which we all know is impossible. (Too see Karl without sunglasses see my post Karl, Avant Glasses). Test your skills for a chance to win a pair of Karl Lagerfeld sunglasses or a limited edition Tokidoki Karl Lagerfeld doll.
June 25, 2013
Luxury brands are constantly referenced in hip hop but Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld are having a moment right now. Chanel West Coast an LA-based rapper best known for her work on shows with skater Rob Dyrdek has a much hyped track entitled “Karl Lagerfeld.” You can hear a bit of it below and see a glimpse of the behind the scenes action of the video shoot…
Next up, Wiz Khalifa dropped a new tracked called “Old Chanel” – I think he’s referring to Vintage Chanel but maybe “Old” Chanel sounded better with the rest of his rhymes…
Finally Troy Noka just released a track called Coco Chanel…
June 19, 2013
I love Karl Lagerfeld’s illustration style – it’s immediately recognizable. Now German fashion-meets-sports magazine Sepp has commissioned Karl Lagerfeld to create some soccer inspired illustrations for the upcoming FIFA 2014 World Cup Soccer Games in Brazil. For the sketches, Karl Lagerfeld chose famous Brazilian personalities and incorporated them into a soccer theme with Brazil’s bold colors of yellow, green and blue adorn the likes of Brazilian model Giselle Bun, Brazilian, athlete Dany Alves and Brazilian entertainer Carmen Miranda. Check them out below and you can see them in the latest issue of Sepp.
Images: WWD and Sepp
April 29, 2013
Chanel will present its Cruise 2013/14 collection on May 9th, 2013 at the Loewen Cluster in Singapore. Chanel has just released an image of the Chanel Cruise 2013/14 invitation featuring a sketch by Karl Lagerfeld. I’m excited to see this collection!
Here’s the video for Chanel’s The Little Black Jacket opening night in Dubai featuring interviews with Rita Ora, Zeina Abdallah, Caroline de Maigret, Abdulla al Kaabi, Haya & Sama Abu Khadra and Gaspard Ulliel. The exhibition will be on view from April 27th to May 11th at The Venue, Downtown Dubai.
Artist: Rita Ora
Courtesy of Roc Nation
The internet has been abuzz with the news that Karl Lagerfeld chose Keira Knightley to play Coco Chanel in an upcoming short fashion film and the trailer is now here! Entitled “Once Upon A Time” the short film features Keira Knightley as Coco Chanel as a young designer at her first boutique in Deauville, France. French film actress Clotilde Hesme is also in “Once Upon A Time” and I’m guessing she plays Coco Chanel’s aunt Adrienne.
The full film will be posted on http://www.chanel-news.com on May 8th at the same time as its premiere in Singapore, the destination chosen by Karl Lagerfeld for his upcoming Cruise fashion show.
Extract from “Tosca”
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Gottfried Hornik, Fernando Corena, José Carreras, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
℗ 1980 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
March 26, 2013
Melissa x Karl Lagerfeld launches today!
Karl Lagerfeld shot Cara Delevingne for the 9th edition of Plastic Dreams, Melissa’s magazine, featuring the MelissaxKarl Lagerfeld collection. All the pictures will be exhibited at the Galeria Melissa on Green Street in New York but you can see some behind-the-scenes action of the shoot below…
March 18, 2013
Last November I mentioned that the upcoming Chanel Resort 2014 collection will take place in Deauville to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of Coco Chanel’s first boutique. While it appears that he is now showing the Cruise collection in Singapore, Karl Lagerfeld is directing a Chanel film featuring Keira Knightly as Coco Chanel. Though shooting in Paris, he plans on recreating the seaside town with “detailed retro sets.” Chanel’s aunt Adrienne (pictured above on the right with Coco Chanel) will be played by French actress Clotilde Hemse. The film will also feature Stella Tennant, Tallulah Harlech, Caroline De Maigret and Brad Kroenig and his son Hudson. The film will debut in May along with the collection.
Melissa shoes has its own in-house magazine called Plastic Dreams and for Issue 9, Karl Lagerfeld photographed It Girl Cara Delevingne in his exclusive collection for Melissa. The first of four collections, this is the first we’re seeing of the actual shoes! I can’t wait to see the rest!