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March 12, 2013

Making of the Chanel Fall-Winter 2013 Ready-to-Wear Press Kit

making of the chanel fall 2013 ready to wear press kit

As is his custom, Karl Lagerfeld shot the Chanel Fall-Winter 2013 Ready-to-Wear press kit at Studio 7L in Paris. Here is a sneak peek of the behind the scenes action of the photo shoot.

Photos by Olivier Saillant for Chanel

making of the chanel fall 2013 ready to wear press kit

making of the chanel fall 2013 ready to wear press kit

making of the chanel fall 2013 ready to wear press kit

making of the chanel fall 2013 ready to wear press kit


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March 11, 2013

Preview of Inside Chanel Episode 4: The Jacket

coco chanel karl lagerfeld sketch

Chanel has released Episode 4 of Inside Chanel and this video takes us inside Chanel’s infamous jacket. This film illustrates the rich heritage surrounding the house’s iconic jacket, which is as relevant today as it was the day Mademoiselle Chanel created it in 1954. Along with the film, Chanel has released some sketches by Karl Lagerfeld featuring Coco Chanel and her signature jacket. The full version of the film releases on Wednesday, March 13th. Stay tuned for more!

1. Artist: Bersarin Quartett
Title: “Alles ist ein wunder”
Denovali records

2. Artist: Katsuhisa Hattori
Title: “500,000,000 JPN”
Toho Music Corporation / Shochiku Music Publishing Co, Ltd

3. Artist: Chromatics
Title: “Lady”
Italians do it better

coco chanel karl lagerfeld sketch

coco chanel karl lagerfeld sketch

coco chanel karl lagerfeld sketch

coco chanel karl lagerfeld sketch

coco chanel karl lagerfeld sketch

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March 6, 2013

Chanel Ready-to-Wear Fall-Winter 2013/2014 Karl Lagerfeld Interview

Karl Lagerfeld discusses the inspiration behind the Chanel Ready-to-Wear Fall-Winter 2013/2014 collection.

Interview by Alexandra Golovanoff

Philip Gorbachev: “I Want You So”.
Courtesy of Kompakt.


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March 4, 2013

First Look: Karl Lagerfeld x Melissa

karl lagerfeld x melissa

When I went to Las Vegas to check out the trade shows for MISS, one of my first stops was the Melissa booth because I was hoping to get a sneak peek of the Karl Lagerfeld x Melissa collaboration. Unfortunately, the styles weren’t even at the show as they are being kept tightly under wraps until their release on March 26.

karl lagerfeld x melissa

Melissa has releases four sketches of the Karl Lagerfeld x Melissa styles and they look adorable. I can’t wait to see the ice cream cone heels!

Karl Lagerfeld is going to design a capsule collection for four seasons with Melissa.


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February 6, 2013

Karl Latte With Your Paper?

karl lagerfeld wsj newspaper

Karl Lagerfeld’s newest writing stint will be a column for the Wall Street Journal. If you remember, last year he was a guest editor for Metro. I’m dying to see what Karlisms will come of this new writing venture. And while you’re reading your morning paper, how cool would it be to sip on a Karl latte?

karl lagerfeld latte

Latte photo from Foam Party: Baristart – NOWNESS


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January 31, 2013

Karl Lagerfeld to Design Sofitel So Singapore Hotel Emblem

so sofitel singapore

French luxury hotel brand Sofitel has tapped Karl Lagerfeld to design their newest hotel’s emblem – the Sofitel So Singapore. The new emblem will appear on a range of exclusive products for client’s to use during their stay. So Sofitel is the designer branch of the Sofitel brand and has worked with other designers including Christian Lacroix and Kenzo Takada.

“Having Karl Lagerfeld as the ‘Signature Designer’ for the distinctive Sofitel So Singapore was an obvious choice to us, allowing us to pay homage to the country’s symbolic heritage building with an iconic design collaboration,” commented Bobby Hiranandani , Managing Director of Royal Group Holdings. “We are confident that this unprecedented partnership will galvanize the success of the boutique luxury hotel and offer guests a remarkable hospitality experience in true Sofitel style.”

Source: PR Newswire


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January 30, 2013

Karl Lagerfeld Shooting Cassina – Behind the Scenes Video

Earlier this month I posted about Karl Lagerfeld working with Cassina to photograph the brand’s furniture.  Cassina recently released a behind-the-scenes video showing Karl Lagerfeld in action with a bit of explanation from Karl of the process. Check out the video below…


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January 9, 2013

Chanel Métiers d’Art Paris-Texas for Pre-Fall 2014!

wwd ceo summit karl lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfled was interviewed as part of the WWD CEO Summit – a definite must read, it’s a great interview about Karl Lagerfeld’s career and approach. Click the link to read: Karl Lagerfeld WWD CEO Summit interview.

coco chanel stanley marcus

Coco Chanel with Stanley Marcus in Texas.

In the interview he passingly mentions that this year he will be heading to Texas for Métiers d’Art Pre-Fall 2014 Chanel shows! From the way it reads I think it will be for the Métiers d’Art collection. He stated:

When you have a show with only a girl coming out of the door, crossing a runway, it’s OK for fashion freaks but the public get bored very quickly. There has to be some magical surrounding. That’s why I went to Scotland to this castle where Mary Stuart was born, and it was quite a magical moment. To do the opposite, next time, in a year, I will go to Dallas. You know why? First of all, I love Texas. I love Texans. There’s another reason. When Chanel reopened, the French press was beyond nasty. The only press that understood it immediately was the American press, and Neiman Marcus gave her the Oscar for her collection, so I think it’s a nice thing to go there.

coco chanel stanley marcus

Stanley Marcus presents Coco Chanel with the Neiman-Marcus fashion award for 1957.

Karl Lagerfeld mentions the hostility Coco Chanel’s re-launch collections were received with in the French press but the Americans loved her. Her popularity in the U.S. made it possible for her to continue her comeback – as well as pieces that we now consider signatures like the tweed suit, 2.55 bag and toe-cap shoes.

The Chanel Métiers d’Art Paris-Texas for Pre-Fall 2014 is going to be crazy – take the intricacy of a Métiers d’Art collection and combine that with the “bigger is better” attitude of Texas and we’ve got the makings of a grand ol’ collection y’all.

Source: WWD


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Lagerfeld Links: The Giant Year-End 2012 Link List

Ok, so I wanted to get this up before the new year but it just didn’t happen. I took some time off to spend with my family and stayed away from all electronics to give myself a little break.  I’m back and ready for action now but I still have all these links hanging over my head so I’m posting them here – maybe you heard some, maybe you didn’t.  Here’s the year-end 2012 Karl Lagerfeld link list…

Karl Lagerfeld is adding Melissa Shoes to his list of brands he’s collaborated with.  He’s signed up with the maker of plastic jelly shoes for four seasons with shoes debuting in March 2013 and reaching retailers for Fall 2013.  WWD

karl lagerfeld most influential designer marie claire award

At the Marie Claire Prix de la Mode Awards in Spain Karl Lagerfeld was recognized as the most influential designer of the past 25 years. WWD

karl lagerfeld christmas stocking selfridges

Though long gone, you could had adorned your mantel with a Karl Lagerfeld Christmas stocking from Selfridges.  Born Rich

karl lagerfeld rolls royce

Lagerfeld teamed up with Rolls Royce for a bespoke photo exhibition of Rolls Royce cars.  WWD

karl lagerfeld carine roitfeld

Carine Roitfeld reminisces about a time when Karl Lagerfeld showed up at her Vogue 90th Anniversary Ball in a burqa to evade detection and was promptly arrested outside.  Paper Mag

karl lagerfeld kaleidoscope

Karl Lagerfeld moves on to Inter Parfums while Coty retains the right to sell existing KL fragrances.  Basenotes

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Le Grand Journal du 08/10 – Chez Mouloud – Choupette

Karl Lagerfeld is known for his Karlisms – check out the video above for the opposite – silence as he is transfixed by what he sees! Fashionista

karl lagerfeld obama

After President Obama was re-elected President of the U.S. Karl Lagerfeld sketched him as a chef with the title “Biggest Boss in the World.”  Daily Mail

karl lagerfeld cassina

Lagerfeld has teamed up with Italian furniture maker Cassina to create abstract photos of iconic pieces. WWD

Karl admits that some of Chanel’s success lies in the company creating “a product nobody needs but people want.”  I guess there are varying definitions of need but sometimes I really feel like I NEED Chanel :)   Telegraph

Let’s take it back to Halloween for a moment shall we?  Yes, I’m taking it back that far. I will not rest until these links are live!  Bookmark these for October :)

Here are some Karl Lagerfeld Halloween costumes.  U Look Haute

karl lagerfeld pumpkin

Learn how to carve a Karl Lagerfeld pumpkin. Fashion Magazine

karl lagerfeld ghost

Karl Lagerfeld inspired a ghost character in Hong Kong’s amusement park promotional video.  Art Info

Now my head is clear and I can get back to my regular posts. Have a great day!


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December 5, 2012

Chanel Paris-Édimbourg Métiers d’Art Pre-Fall 2013 – Interview with Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld discusses his inspiration for the Chanel Paris-Édimbourg Métiers d’Art Pre-Fall 2013 and discusses the two queens: Coco, the French Queen of Fashion and Mary, the tragic Queen of Scotland.

Interview by Godfrey Deeny

Daphni: Light (Bmg rights management / Dan Snaith limited)
Daphni: Long (Bmg rights management / Dan Snaith limited)
Barnt: Geffen (Kompakt)
Reflection 3 (universal music productions)

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