Close friend and journalist Suzy Menkes alerted the fashion world to his transformation as she joked: "So KARL has an exciting new facial accessory. But TRAGICALLY I cannot copy it..."
The star of HGTV’s "Fixer Upper" noticed that “gray-blue button-downs and grayish V-necks are clearly my favorite because I don't have to think much about them.”
After days of back-and-forth sniping between Meryl Streep and Karl Lagerfeld over her Oscars gown, all eyes were on the actress tonight. What dress caused her to allegedly ditch Chanel at the last minute?
During the Chanel Spring 2017 Couture show, Karl Lagerfeld delivered all those things that might seem at odds in fashion: primness and provocation, rigidity and fluidity. In suiting, Lagerfeld served pussy bows, tweed, and bold color in strong shapes that borrow from ’20s sculptural cubism.
Cafe Society is alive and in the words of Fred Astaire, ‘why don’t you go where fashion sits.’ Putting on the Ritz is exactly what Karl and his Chanel team did today for the house’s latest Métiers d’Art Show – or in plain fashion talk, the Chanel Resort 2017 show. To help celebrate the occasion Cara Delevingne opened the show in a cream tweed and floral headpiece, Pharrel Williams who is a longtime friend of Mr Lagerfeld also walked in the show sporting the house’s signature tweed coat in navy with piles of pearls. ...
Over-the-knee boots have shaken up stereotypes throughout their history, most recently reshaping silhouettes with the latest celebrity-approved styling trick, lampshading. The boots might conjure associations as diverse as Puss in Boots and Beyoncé, but the elongated style has a vast (15th century, NBD) and interesting history. Ahead, a brief history of OTK boots — just in case you’re looking for styling inspiration that doesn’t include resembling your fave light source. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day
Looks from Chanel’s recent Pre-Fall Métiers d'Art collection in Rome. Photo Illustration: Stephanie Jones
Photo: @Kimkardashian Karl Lagerfeld hasn’t had the most savory things to say about women who don’t fit what he thinks is the ideal body type, but thanks to Kim Kardashian, the designer’s outlook is changing. Lagerfeld is teaming up with Kim, appearing in her crazy-addictive game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Kardashian is of course quite excited about the collaboration, announcing Karl’s arrival in the game on social media. According to Vogue UK, Lagerfeld also had some words about the partnership, praising Kardashian for changing the standard of beauty for himself and some of his industry cohorts.
Screenshot from the Kim Kardashian Hollywood app. Photo: Courtesy By Miles Socha WHEN KARL MET KIM: Starting Tuesday, Karl Lagerfeld is to appear as a character on “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood,” the popular app that allows users to play at being a reality star — ruling the red carpet, dating and dumping celebs and such. Related: Kanye’s New Hit: Yeezy Season 1 Collection Sells Out at Retail The collaboration is sure to ramp up the designer’s social media profile, given that Kardashian boasts more than 100 million followers across various channels, versus Lagerfeld’s 1.7 million. Related: Overheated!
Can you picture Karl Lagerfeld smoking a Cuban and wearing a fedora? Photo: Getty Images Chanel is showing its next collection in Cuba. The brand’s love of travel is legendary: Its Spring/Summer 2016 show featured a set made to look like a giant airpot, cleverly dubbed Chanel Airlines, Terminal 2C, while the arrivals and departure board listed all of the cities in which Karl Lagerfeld’s shown previous Chanel collections: Seoul, Dubai, Rome, Tokyo, Singapore, to name a slew. But Havana’s a whole different story.
Katy Perry was on theme in 2010 wearing a CuteCircuit gown lined with LEDs. Photo: Getty Images Fashion and technology have come a long way in the past few years. There’s Google Glass, solar panel-embellished clothes to charge electronics, rings that vibrate upon receiving a text message, and bracelets that track nearly everything happening in the human body. All of this — and so much more — will most likely be on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art come May 2016 when the Costume Institute opens “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.”
Photography by Cyrille George Jerusalmi Putting together a memorable fashion show is not unlike creating a film— it requires solid production, good casting, costume design in the form of ready-to-wear (or couture), and a kick-ass soundtrack. The latter is where 55-year-old French sound director Michel Gaubert comes in. Gaubert, a native of Paris, admits to having a love for music from a young age, using whatever pocket money he had to buy records. By the time the late ’70s and early ’80s came around, he spent heady nights deejaying at Le Palace (aka Paris’s version of Studio 54).
Born on this day in 1883 in the small town of Saumur, France, Coco Chanel experienced a rough and tumble childhood that included living in an orphanage and being schooled in a convent. Of course she what she probably didn’t realize is that her brazen attitude would change the world of fashion as she knew it. As she famously once said, "Fashion changes, style endures." All hail Coco.
Designers including John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Giambattista Valli sent wafer thin models down the runway in exquisite, one-of-a-kind looks. This year marked Alexis Mabille’s tenth year as a couturier and for his anniversary collection, he enlisted his friend and muse, Dita Von Teese, as well actress Leslie Caron to personify the collection.
Kendall Jenner has always know what she’s wanted and hasn’t been afraid to say so (even if her quotes get a bit repetitive — she just really means it). As a kid on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, she idolized her sisters in the way siblings do, but had different ambitions than to dominate the reality show world. Instead, supermodels were her Hillary Clinton. In yet another gig to add to her portfolio, Jenner covers Harper’s Bazaar for the magazine’s May subscriber issue wearing a floral embroidered dress from Chanel’s most recent couture collection. Shot by Karl Lagerfeld in an storage space wearing Haute Couture gowns from Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Givenchy, and more, this is the stuff that Jenner’s dreams are literally made of.