PARIS — Fashion’s master juggler Karl Lagerfeld has landed close to home for his latest extracurricular undertaking: He’s masterminding a quirky photo-based “private co-branding” tie-up between Chanel and its sister brand, the high-end French lingerie and swimwear label Eres.
For the project, Lagerfeld conceived and shot a playful photo series destined for Eres’ Web site in mid-May. In it, model Emily Didonato is styled to resemble a retro paper dress-up doll, wearing Chanel looks layered over swimwear and lingerie styles from Eres’ spring 2010 collection.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"