Written By , on October 23, 2008

Karl Lagerfeld

I have to tell you, that deep inside I have some sort of wanton lust for Karl Lagerfeld. The man is a raving genius. Though Manolo makes fun of him from time to time, he has got what it takes to always surprise. I use his interview with the New York Times as an example. So let me set the scene.

The New York Times interviewer is at the Chanel Mobile Art exhibit at Central Park in New York. She interviews Padma Lakshmi who says she loves it. Then she interviews the artist that is being spotlighted by Chanel, Zaha Hadid. She interviews Hadid who says she loves the space it’s great. She interviews Zac Posen who loves it as well. Then she gets Karl Lagerfeld. Mind you Karl Lagerfeld has his hands all over Chanel now. So what does he say when she asks him about the space? I am paraphrasing of course: “I don’t like it..it’s too cramped.. nothing against the artwork or the artist but I would have liked it if it was empty.”

See the video here.


Written By , on July 9, 2008

Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld does it all. He creates fashions that range from Ready to Wear to Couture. He is an artist, a musician, a writer, a philosopher and now he is to become an architect. The man apparently does not sleep. He has signed on with a developer in Dubai to build luxury homes. he is building 80 luxury homes to be exact. Each home will have the unique Karl Lagerfeld touch. There will be opulence, there will be fashion but most of all there will be Lagerfeld. In a statement addressing his motivations for the new venture Lagerfeld said,

“The metamorphosis of art and beauty is my passion. The discovery of contemporary mediums of expression has allowed me to pursue my interest in art, beauty, architecture and progressive cultural exchange. Dubai is a fashion bud on the verge of blossoming into the next fashion hub of the world. The city is alive with culture and rich in personality, making it a perfect place for aesthetic, fashion and design to flourish. Isla Moda has tremendous potential to be the style icon of the future and I intend on driving the island to high style stardom.”

Dubai has one of the largest concentration of millionaires in the world and Lagerfeld’s creations are sure to fetch within the millions once all is said and done. Work is set to begin immediately on creating the designs for the homes and continue through construction.


Written By , on June 11, 2008

This comes from Paris Fashion Week for Spring 08. If you’re still wondering what to wear from top designers in Paris, you can’t help but glean some ideas from this great video. Take a look:


Written By , on April 15, 2008

Papierdoll Recommends (with some trepidation):

Chanel

The majority of folks at Papierdoll hate wearing logos or anything of that nature on our sleeves, our feet are a completely different matter. These calfskin and wood platform sandals with the large Chanel signature are effing beautiful. It makes you forget that some sort of animal was used in creating this product and a tree was chopped down for the heel. Then we write some sort of eco-sentence to remind you of that fact. We suck.


Written By , on April 9, 2008

Karl Lagerfeld

This is real folks. This is very real. Grand Theft Auto IV a videogame that is set to be released soon wear you can pop a cap in someone’s ass is going to feature fashion’s badass. That’s right Karl Lagerfeld makes a cameo in what is sure to be a million seller. Lagerfeld plays the role of a radio station DJ in the game. If you’ve been living under a rock, you take the role of a character that drives around on various missions, building allegiances, killing people having sex with hookers and flipping the bird. In the midst of all of this while driving you can change radio stations and listen to Lagerfeld the DJ among others. This all fits very well since Lagerfeld is a major music aficionado amassing a collection of over 70 iPods.

via NYMag (original article WWD)


Written By , on April 8, 2008

Perusing through The Independent’s fashion articles today there was this one particularly interesting piece on some of the most ridiculous jobs in fashion. Some of the jobs include being an iPod nanny, one who maintains a 100-deep ipod collection, a notebook monkey, one who walks around taking constant dictation. Another job is specifically dedicated to naming items from the designer’s collection. Continue Reading …


Written By , on April 2, 2008

Amy Winehouse

You have to wonder if deep down Cavalli is doing this to sort of tweak Karl Lagerfeld. The Times Online UK is reporting Roberto Cavalli and and Amy Winehouse may have been (or may be) collaborating on something. The ambiguity doesn’t end there. No, as a matter of fact it continues with her agent adding fire to the speculation basically stating that it’s not the first time she’s been approached by a variety of fashion companies and designers (Lagerfeld?) for some sort of pdiddy-like collabo. See the only thing is that Lagerfeld said months ago that his muse for a recent collection was Winehouse.

…recent speculation that Roberto Cavalli is about to loop Amy Winehouse into some kind of financial love-in. Nothing has been signed, you understand, but Cavalli’s spokesperson confirms that he “adores” the singer and that they have been in talks. Even more amazingly, Winehouse’s agent says this isn’t the first time that she has been approached by a fashion company.