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March 18, 2010

Karl Lagerfeld Interview in Vice Magazine

The March issue of Vice Magazine features an interview with Karl Lagerfeld.  The question and answers are very conversational and you get a glimpse into the genius that is Uncle Karl.  Read the full Karl Lagerfeld interview on Viceland.com.

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December 18, 2009

Vol de Jour – A Short Film by Karl Lagerfeld

A unique short film by Karl Lagerfeld showcasing the Spring Summer 2010 Pre-Collection. Now we can see the Chanel motorcycle in action. Don’t try this at home!

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January 20, 2009

Wearin’ The Money – Chanel “5″ Euro Cuffs

Chanel “5″ Euro Cuffs
Chanel “5″ Euro Cuffs

Back in November we gushed about the Chanel 5 Euro Coin made to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Gabrielle Chanel’s birth.  If you didn’t get your Euro, this Spring, Uncle Karl is releasing cuffs – accessories that Mademoiselle herself used to wear, with the gold coins embedded in them.   If he’s got these up his sleeve (pun intended), I can’t wait to see what other “coin” pieces he has.  Please, please have bracelets and belts with dangling coins galore ala vintage 80s Chanel!!

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December 10, 2008

Chanel – My New Guitar Hero

There’s so much going around in the “Rock Band” and “Guitar Hero” turf wars but Chanel’s guitar is no match for those reindeer games.  For Spring 2009, Chanel is releasing a black matte acoustic guitar shown on the runway with a flamenco-inspired, tiered, ruffle dress.  The guitar would not be compelte without a case – a white leather quilted case, that is.  And can we talk about the fingerless gloves the model holding the guitar case is wearing.  I want a close up, knowing Karl, those are not plain back buttons  . . . small camelias perhaps??  Whatever it is, this guitar makes me want to learn how to strum some chords.  Check out the gloves and the case after the jump.

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December 9, 2008

Chanel Métiers D’Art Pre-Fall 2009 Paris-Moscou Silent Film

Last week we posted about the Chanel silent film teaser but we just saw the whole thing on the Chanel website. You can view the full film here.  It’s really wonderful to see Chanel’s early life told in a media format that was popular at the time that the story is being told.  Karl is a genius, whether it’s fashion design, photgraphy, dj’ing or now, directing film.  Bravo!!

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December 3, 2008

Karl Lagerfeld Calendar for Marie Claire Italy

He’s a bit of a renaissance man that Karl.  One day he’s designing, another he’s DJing, while another day he’s a photographer.  Those of you who know Karl, know that he shoots many of the Chanel ads himself.  The Italian edition of Marie Claire tapped Karl to shoot a 2009 calendar featuring one model, Eva Herzigova. The calendar features 24 photos and, “It’s about how one girl can be every woman. It’s an idea I love,” said Lagerfeld. Karl shot the calendar in twelve hours – from 8PM to 8AM – he does not stop! The January issue of the Italian edition of Marie Claire will hit stands and bookstores on December 16th and come packaged in a black box. I can’t wait to see this!
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Karl Lagerfeld Creates Chanel Métiers D’Art Pre-Fall 2009 Paris-Moscou Silent Film

Karl Lagerfeld directed a 10-minute silent film, documenting the early years of Gabrielle Chanel, to coincide with a showing of Chanel’s Paris-Moscow, a luxury pre-fall ready-to-wear collection.  The homage was fitting since her early years were heavily influenced by French men, and Russian men, alike.  The film was shot in 2 days and rather than use extras, Lagerfeld recruited actual workers from the atelier.  “I cannot take extras,” Karl stated. “They don’t know how to touch the clothes.”

The idea of a silent film is really new, even though the method itself is a bit antiquated.  In a time when we’re constantly bombarded with technology, it’s quite refreshing to sit back for a minute in silence and just watch.  “Today, people are ready for silent movies again, as they spend time — hours, I would say — looking at text messages and e-mails,” Karl stated. “I always loved silent movies.”  It seems like this is the year for Chanel on film, first Lifetime, now this, and next year the feature film.  I cannot wait to see this – I feel like with Karl directing this ship, it will be the most accurate, (and probably best looking), portrayal of Mlle. Chanel’s early life.  The show and mini-film will be shown tonight in Paris.

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April 14, 2008

Grand Theft Auto Presents: DJ Karl aka Karl Lagerfeld

Veteran Chanel designer, Karl Lagerfeld, turns DJ in his latest career move. He will be featured in the popular game, Grand Theft Auto, as a virtual DJ. This goes to show that being labeled as a veteran, doesn’t stop Karl from being on top of his game, whether it’s trends or technology.

Source: WWD

Read the full story after the jump…

Karl Spins for Grand Theft Auto
Published: Tuesday, April 08, 2008
By Marc Karimzadeh

NEW YORK — Karl Lagerfeld, video game warrior?

Not quite, but the designer will get his game close-up in the much-anticipated fourth installment of “Grand Theft Auto,” due out on April 29. While “Grand Theft Auto” fanatics will not encounter Lagerfeld speeding down the road or lurking in a dark alley, they can cruise through the game’s Liberty City listening to him on the radio as he DJs on air at the game’s K109 The Studio station.

Lagerfeld was introduced to executives of maker Rockstar Games through his friend, Daphne Guinness, and called the encounter a “friendship at first sight.” He didn’t hesitate about participating. “They are the games of our times,” he said. “Those games in a way changed the world.”

In video games, few things are as anticipated as “Grand Theft Auto IV” — and Lagerfeld’s role is sure to further that sentiment, particularly in fashion circles. “Grand Theft Auto” is one of the most successful video games and has sold more than 65 million copies. Much as it has become iconic, it also has been controversial for its violent nature.

The next installment of the game, which retails for $59.99, will focus on Eastern European immigrant Niko Bellic’s search for success in America. Bellic has to navigate his way through Liberty City, the game’s grimy version of New York, replete with a melting pot of languages, hot dog vendors, music blasting from passing cars, taxis stuck in traffic and passersby on their cell phones.

Players can pick from multiple radio stations for the soundtrack, ranging from licensed songs to new ones. Lagerfeld picked his favorite electronica and dance music and peppered the selection with some of his rapid-fire commentary.

“They had written a politically incorrect dialogue,” the designer said. “I loved it, [particularly] in a time when everybody wants to be so politically correct when they talk.”

He didn’t have to dig too deep to find his music selection. “Music is part of the life of fashion, too,” he said. “Through the famous sound stylist Michel Gaubert, I’m very much ‘au courant’ and know what’s going on.”

While Lagerfeld hasn’t succumbed to game mania and is unlikely to trade in his sketchbook for a wireless controller quite yet, he admitted that he isn’t opposed to being a visible game character fighting his way through an imaginary metropolis one day. “I prefer to be in a video than to play with it,” Lagerfeld said. “I would love to be a very nasty, politically incorrect character.”

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March 12, 2008

Chanel Carousel & More!

chanel carousel
OMG! Chanel just updated their website with news, pictures, videos and footage about their Mobile Art traveling exhibition, their Custom Carousel and Chanel dresses in movies and at the Oscars. I could go on and on about how amazing it is but you really just need to see this for yourself! Read about it all here.

More pics after the jump . . .

chanel mobile art
chanel in the movies

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September 24, 2007

Largerfeld Confidential


Wasn’t there suppose to be a Anna Wintour documentary hitting cinemas to coincide with the release of Vogue’s infamous/over-sized September issue? Oh well, we’ll take Unkle Karl over any crazy fashion editrix anyday(although, I would like to know why she needs so many Hermes scarves).

Last Thursday night at a secret venue in Soho, a few members from the press were treated to the first glimpse of the Lagrfeld-Confidential docu-film. Directed by Rodolphe Marconi, it provides a glimpse in to the life of one of the most influential designers of the 21st century. Marconi was allowed into the life of Lagerfeld for two years and was given access to a number of important events. There is a lot of mystery surrounding the creative director of Chanel and many rumors circulating regarding his past(so scandalous). This film sheds light on many of these issues and reveals a very different side to Lagerfeld than the one portrayed in the press.

Laregerfeld-Confidential hits theaters October 26, but if you’re dying to see Karl’s bowl of silver rings you can get a sneak peak here.


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