DC Comics and Colette Inspire Superhero-Themed Accessories from Karl Lagerfeld, Roger Vivier, and More
To honor the 75th anniversary of DC Comics, Colette's Sarah Lerfel has commissioned a collection of superhero-themed accessories to fill her Paris boutique windows. For the occasion Lanvin menswear designer Lucas Ossendrijver created a Batman Dog T-shirt, Roger Vivier designed Catwoman thigh boots complete with white whiskers, Karl Lagerfeld did jeweled and fingerless Green Lantern gloves, and Thierry Lasry whipped up a pair of Plastic Man shades.
>> Karl Lagerfeld to Take His Eponymous Label Mass Market? —Karl Lagerfeld, who was the first designer to collaborate with H&M back in 2004, says he's eager to design for the mass market again. “My dream is to turn the whole house of Lagerfeld into this kind of [mass] business, because I am at the peak of luxury with Chanel and Fendi. Being at both ends of the market is the height of luxury.” Lagerfeld did say, however, that he had yet to discuss the idea with the Karl Lagerfeld brand team. [WWD]
After working her stuff on the runway for Chanel's Cruise collection, Georgia May Jagger is continuing her Karl streak with an ad for the Cruise collection. Shot by the Kaiser himself, Georgia looks every bit the cool girl in the brand's bohemian cool offerings.
"Because Miss Jagger is the modern girl. She is the girl of today. There is a total identification between her and the clothes. They could be her clothes," Lagerfeld said. "She is totally at home in Chanel. And that fits in the pattern of what Saint-Tropez can represent, what it is not really and yet what it can inspire."
Georgia is a refreshing, off-kilter addition to Karl's clan — we can't wait to see more from the sultry model.
amFAR's annual Cinema Against AIDS gala is one of the most exciting events — at least fashion-wise — during the Cannes Film Festival. And this year is no exception. The red carpet festivities just kicked off in Antibes, France, with stars like Jennifer Lopez, Kate Beckinsale, Naomi Campbell, Camilla Belle, and Rachel Bilson turning up in delectable gowns and dripping jewels. Model Dree Hemingway is a newcomer, but she delivered majorly in her funky nude and neon yellow Valentino confection. This is one red carpet event you don't want to miss.
We've been seeing a lot of Vanessa Paradis lately, and I like it! The fabulous girlfriend of Johnny Depp recently served as guest editor of weekly French magazine Madame Figaro's special Cannes Film Festival issue. Considering how much Karl Lagerfeld and she admire one another, it's no surprise they both grace the cover and that Karl shot her for the "Factory Story" editorial. Step inside for a peek at the most fabulous Vanessa-filled pages.
Andre Leon Talley on Crystal Renn's "Groundbreaking" Moment; Alyona Osmanova Joins Ford's "Plus Size" Division
>> After "plus size" model Crystal Renn walked thrice in the Chanel Cruise 2011 show, she told Fashion TV host Jeanne Beker, according to Beker's Twitter, that "she was glad Karl [Lagerfeld] used so many real women in the show and thinks it'll set a new direction in fashion..."
Andre Leon Talley seconded that emotion in a recent post on Vogue.com: "Lagerfeld had cast the show with a slightly more curvaceous model named Crystal Renn, not seen on any Chanel catwalk before. This in itself was groundbreaking for the house, but there was also the return of personality models encouraged to be themselves instead of robotic look-alikes. 'Each girl was cast because of her sense of individuality,' Lagerfeld said enthusiastically."
Karl knows how to pick his destinations: Chanel's Cruise 2008 was at a Hollywood airport, Cruise 2010 was in Venice, Italy, and now the latest happened in south of France St. Tropez. In attendance were Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson, Vanessa Paradis, Leigh Lezark, and Georgia May Jagger. Here is Karl and his gorgeous crew.
Natasha Poly was the the first girl to step off the classic Riva carrying barefoot models to the start of the Chanel resort show today in Saint-Tropez. Karl Lagerfeld's 1970s-on-the-Riviera collection of chiffon kaftans, gingham blouses, metallic shorts, tweed jackets, and lace swimwear was location-appropriate and ultimately very wearable, as illustrated by the range of models cast for the event. Jaquetta Wheeler (who said she often wishes for more curves), 17-year-old Georgia May Jagger (who closed the show on the back of a motorcycle), and plus-size model Crystal Renn were among those to walk. After the runway, guests headed to VIP Room for a celebration, which was the location used in Lagerfeld's short film for the collection, "Remember Now."
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