>> First Look: Karl Lagerfeld's New Short Film, Remember Now —Last night's flight from New York to Nice, transporting a number of journalists and Karolina Kurkova to Saint Tropez for Chanel's Cruise 2011 presentation tomorrow, was delayed by six hours due to volcanic ash, but it ended up landing just fine this morning. Kurkova appears in Karl Lagerfeld's new short film, Remember Now, to be presented at the show tomorrow, along with actors Elisa Sednaoui and Pascal Greggory in the leading roles, and Freja Beha Erichsen, Magdalena Frackowiak, Baptiste Giabiconi, Sebastien Jondeau, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Leigh Lezark, and Heidi Mount supporting. The trailer, below. [Chanel News]
>> Over the weekend, Karl Lagerfeld was snapped in the Saint Tropez harbor, where he was shooting the short film for the upcoming Chanel Cruise 2011 show on May 11. Last week, it was confirmed that Heidi Mount would star in the minimovie with French actor Pascal Greggory, but also appearing on set were Karolina Kurkova, Magdalena Frackowiak, Leigh Lezark, Freja Beha Erichsen, and Abbey Lee Kershaw. Lezark Tweeted yesterday, "2nd day of shooting in st. tropez! @ Karl's Villa, volcano ash cloud: please never go away!"
*image: Bauer-Griffin Online and WENN.com
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>> Confirmed: Karl Lagerfeld in New York to Shoot Fall 2010 Fendi, Chanel Ads —Yesterday, Karl Lagerfeld was spotted shooting Freja Beha Erichsen and Abbey Lee Kershaw in Chanel around New York's SoHo and Lower East Side neighborhoods; today, Andre Leon Talley confirms that Lagerfeld is in New York to shoot both the Fall 2010 Chanel and Fendi campaigns. Apparently, Karl is also already at work on his next short film, which will debut along with the Chanel Cruise 2011 collection in St. Tropez in May. [Vogue, ajchen.com]
>> Karl Lagerfeld Spotted Shooting in New York —Karl Lagerfeld came to New York yesterday — according to Andre Leon Talley, he's staying for 10 days. He was already spotted at the Mercer Hotel lobby this morning in SoHo, and this afternoon, Lorenzo Martone snapped him in the same neighborhood, shooting a couple of models — one of which appears to be Abbey Lee Kershaw — head-to-toe in Fall 2010 Chanel . . . for the campaign, perhaps? [@OfficialALT, @OfficialALT, @fiercegrandma, @lorenzomartone]
UPDATE: Another shot of Karl photographing Abbey Lee and Freja Beha Erichsen. [Models.com]
>> Noot Seear Responds to Terry Richardson Allegations —Terry Richardson has been fielding some fire on his work practices in the last couple of weeks, but last night at a silent auction benefiting Haiti, Noot Seear, who worked with Terry Richardson, clothed, on a campaign, noted: "Terry's a really cool guy. It's not like he pressures you into doing anything you're not comfortable with." Abbey Lee Kershaw also recently spoke about working with Richardson (pre-allegations): "Terry doesn’t force girls to do anything they don’t want to. He puts you in a G-string in a pile of mud because you want to do it. You touch yourself because you want to." [The Cut]
>> A Look Inside Anja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic's 25 —Anja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic officially relaunched 25 magazine last week, and today, they unleashed the contents on a newly launched website, complete with editorial shoot videos, like the one below, featuring Karlie Kloss, Constance Jablonski, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Shu Pei, Alana Zimmer, Maryna Linchuk, Valeria Kelava, Karmen Pedaru, and, of course, Anja. 
[Editor's Note: I contributed to the issue.]
>> Earlier this week, Anja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic celebrated their new new-look take on Austrian magazine 25 — the official launch issue features Constance Jablonski, Karlie Kloss, and Abbey Lee Kershaw on three separate covers, all styled by Barbara Martelo and photographed by Marcin Tyszka.
Sal Morale (who appears in the issue with girlfriend Maryna Linchuk) DJed the fete in an old Paris apartment, where fellow featured subjects like Heidi Mount, Karlie Kloss, Alana Zimmer, and Kasia Struss joined him. The issue boasts an abundance of couture — “It is rare to get so many couture clothes in a magazine," Rubik told WWD — and comes in a limited-edition English version (2,000 copies) and a larger print run in German (50,000 copies). “It’s an Austrian magazine so it was important to keep a link between the first issue and Austria,” said Rubik, explaining fashion editorials inspired by artists Egon Schiele (photographed by Victor Demarchelier) and Gustav Klimt (featuring Eniko Mihalik).
Knezevic and Rubik are already hard at work on their next issue of the quarterly magazine; noted the latter: “One of our contributors will be Julia Restoin-Roitfeld."
[Editor's Note: I contributed to the issue.]
>> For the six days leading up to the Chanel Fall 2010 show, Karl Lagerfeld had the thirty-five person team who sculpted The Ice Hotel in Sweden brought in to carve a 265-ton iceberg, also imported from Sweden, in the middle of the Grand Palais. The room was chilled to 25 degrees Fahrenheit, and the iceberg was hidden from the audience under a large wooden box that mechanically rose when the show started.
Four models — Brad Kroenig, Baptiste Giabiconi, Abbey Lee Kershaw, and Freja Beha Erichsen (the latter two who are reportedly set to appear in the Chanel Fall 2010 campaign) — in furry yeti suits opened the display, "milling about in a daze" before dispersing, and giving way to a train of models sloshing through water from the melting iceberg; some even left shoes which came loose behind in their wake.
“Global warming is the issue of our times. Fashion has to address it,” Lagerfeld said afterward. And fur was everywhere — boots, skirts, pants, bags — but all faux. Karl said he went with faux fur for two reasons: first, Fendi does the best real furs and he doesn't want to compete, and second: “Technical advances are so perfect you can hardly tell fake fur from the real thing. Fake is not chic — we have got a new Chanel tweed to stop copies — but fake fur is.”
>> Abbey Lee Kershaw on Working with Terry Richardson —Abbey Lee Kershaw won't talk about rumors of a relationship with Freja Beha Erichsen, but she will say that she "didn't have to act that much" for a sex-inspired Terry Richardson shot with Freja for Purple Fashion. "Terry doesn’t force girls to do anything they don’t want to. He puts you in a G-string in a pile of mud because you want to do it. You touch yourself because you want to. For me, that shoot was the truth about how things were between us both, and I felt good doing it. I’m not ashamed of it — why should I be? . . . I’ve always swung both ways . . . I don’t call myself bisexual: I’m just experimental. I was always looking for somebody to sweep me off my feet, but then I got bored after two months and was on to the next.” [Times UK]