By Zaid Taji Farouki

Tag: Karl Lagerfeld

The Iconoclasts Celebrating Louis Vuitton’s Monogram

In 1854, Louis Vuitton founded his House. In 1896 his son, Georges Vuitton, created The Monogram in honour of his late father.  The initials of the company – LV – are interlaced in such a way as to remain perfectly legible. Then a diamond. To give a specific character to the shape, he made the sides concave with a four-petal flower in the centre. Then the extension of this flower in a positive image. Finally, a circle containing a flower with four rounded petals.

Delphine Arnault, daughter of LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault, and artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière initiated a project, dubbed ‘Celebrating Monogram,’ inviting six of the world’s design pioneers to interpret the LV monogram for a new series of bags. The six pioneers are: shoe designer Christian Louboutin; performance artist Cindy Sherman; architect Frank Gehry; Karl Lagerfeld creative director of Chanel and Fendi; product designer Marc Newson and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons.

Karl Lagerfeld shot each of the iconoclasts and their finished products for Harper’s Bazaar’s upcoming October issue.

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Once Upon A Time

“Once Upon A Time” is a short 13 minute film created by Karl Lagerfeld which tells the story about Coco Chanel’s start and her inspirations. Although the short film was shown in May I just came across it today and I couldn’t help but watch it a few times before posting it here. In the film there are a few shots that inspire me as well and I have screenshot these moments below. The long neck-collar of the man in his car, the long boots on men, the obscene amount of pearls that can be worn by a woman without looking ridiculous, and the use of unusual material at the time to create custom made clothing.

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Melissa + Karl Lagerfeld

Melissa was made famous by it’s rubber shoes. It previously had collaborations with many designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Jason Wu. Yesterday they launched their new collection with Karl Lagerfeld.

On their website, Melissa wrote about the collection saying: “In fashion, don’t take anything too seriously. If you follow this piece of advice, you can free yourself up to play with different looks and bring together various references in a fresh way”.

Here are the looks from the collection but my favorite is the one with the ice cream cone.

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