Feb 19, 2019

RIP Karl Lagerfeld

Posted By: Terri
Category: Designer Spotlight

” Karl was passionate, powerful and intensely curious.”

Karl Lagerfeld September 10, 1933-February 19, 2019

Today, the House of Chanel mourns the loss of it’s legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld. Reports surfaced early this morning announcing his passing from pancreatic cancer at the age of 85.

Mr. Lagerfeld, was the creative director of Chanel from 1983 until his death. He was also the creative director of the Italian fur and leather goods fashion house of Fendi, in addition to his own eponymous fashion label.

Mr. Lagerfeld, leaves behind an extraordinary legacy as one of the greatest designers of our time.

*#Coincidence or not…Interesting facts-the number 19 in relation to Chanel

Mr. Lagerfeld, passed on February 19, 2019. Coco Chanel (the founder of the House of Chanel was born on August 19,1883. The last fragrance Coco Chanel launched was Chanel #19.

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Aug 1, 2011

Uncle Karl’s August Adventure…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Designer Spotlight Fashion

Nobody but nobody can say that Karl Lagerfeld is a snob. With his recent expansion into the world of  Diet Coke (designing three limited edition bottles last spring and now a line for Macy’s), Karl Lagerfeld (or as I like to refer to him -Uncle Karl) has expanded his design reach to cloth the masses.   

Rolling out in a mere thirty days from today (August 31) Macy’s will carry a 45 piece collection that Uncle Karl designed exclusively for the retailer. The line is said to be edgy, high class, and a little rock and roll-in a word…pure Lagerfeld. The collection will be available in 235 of Macy’s 800 store and at Macy’s.com. Price points for the line are affordable starting at $50.00 and topping out at $170.00. I don’t know about you but I’m marking my calendar.Don’t we just love Uncle Karl!

The August Vogue (US) gives us a first look at the Coupd’oeil Dress by Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s Priced at $109.00

 

Karl Lagerfeld sketch of “Just Blush Dress”for Macy’s

 

Karl Lagerfeld sketch of Ponte & Poplin Dress for Macy’s
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Apr 14, 2011

Designing for Dollars.

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

  Somewhere…CoCo Chanel is turning in her grave.

The Limited Edition Diet Coke bottles designed by Karl Lagerfeld

 

When our darling Coco was alive and designing her signature pieces (Think: Chanel suits, Chanel handbags, Chanel #5, Chanel’s interlocking C’s-trademark) – I don’t think she ever considered designing a bottle for a popular soda company. The woman was a true innovator of her time but she was obsessed with style and sophistication NOT soda.

Fast forward to 2011 and Karl Lagerfeld -THE Karl Lagerfeld who now runs the House of Chanel, has partnered with Diet Coke to design 3 limited edition containers to hold (what else) Diet Coke. The designer bottles will be on shelves in select stores in early June and will only be around for a limited run. Each and every bottle has a silhouette of Uncle Karl on the front and is adorned with either pink and white swirls or an assortment of spots and dots.

One can only wonder why Karl Lagerfeld decided to expand his Couture label to include Diet Coke. The only conclusion that I can possibly ponder is perhaps Uncle Karl has been hit hard  by the recession and finds himself “designing for dollars. “ 

Mr. Karl Lagerfeld (Uncle Karl) and his latest designs.

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