Karl Lagerfeld Archive

Karl Lagerfeld to open hotel chain

Karl Lagerfeld announced on Monday that he plans to launch his own branded hotel chain, with the first to open in the Chinese gambling hub of Macau in 2018. His first hotel is being built with a local partner in the luxury Lisboa Palace Complex in Macau but the Lagerfeld group is “in the process of studying other opportunities to open other properties around the …

A Brief History of Chanel's Most Over-the-Top Fashion Show Sets

We know this much to be true: Karl Lagerfeld is a stickler for detail. His intricate Chanel designs take center stage during the house’s many fashion shows during any given year. Throughout his over-30-year reign at Chanel, Karl has taken the grand display of clothing one step further by creating a whole world in which to showcase his designs. His latest endeavor, Chanel’s Haute Couture …

Fashion world balance of power shifts to social media superstars in Milan

The most powerful women of the catwalk circuit are no longer to be found on the front row or in the industry boardrooms – but on the catwalks themselves. A tiny elite of models who have become social media superstars wield influence and commercial clout the like of which the supermodels of the 1990s could only have dreamed of. Milan fashion week has long been …