Fans of singer Selena Gomez can snap up a replica of the Karl Lagerfeld outfit she wore on her “Revival” world tour last year — courtesy of the master himself.
Although the original creation was embroidered with 12,000 pearls and took 200 hours to make at the Paris atelier of Lagerfeld’s namesake brand, he has designed a more accessible version for his fall collection: a black spaghetti strap jumpsuit with a sheer black negligee-style gown worn on top.
Lagerfeld is a master at blending fashion and pop culture, and this season’s lineup featured plenty of self-referential touches. A capsule line of four white shirts, each available in a limited edition of 40, featured high collars and wide cuffs inspired by the shirts he has custom-made for himself by Hilditch & Key.
Alongside his signature monochrome looks, Lagerfeld explored a military theme with items such as a khaki-ribbed cardigan with gold buttons and a fitted navy jacket with embroidered medals on the chest — one bearing the name “Karl,” the other the number 7, after the address of his 7L bookshop in Paris.
The brand is also beefing up its accessories collection in order to feed its growing network of freestanding stores, which now stands at 80, versus 65 last season. Its first shoe collection with new licensee Overland Shoes Ltd. featured styles ranging from creepers to glitter platform shoes.
The K/Signature bag, featuring the designer’s first name handwritten in gold hardware, is already a bestseller on karl.com. For fall, it will come in a new black-and-white version with black hardware.
Meanwhile, a cartoon Karl appears on black canvas items including an oversize zipped pouch, a carryall and a trolley case, while black and gold leather bags feature a Paris street sign for a fictional “Rue Lagerfeld” (in the seventh arrondissement, naturellement).
After all, it’s Karl’s world. We just live in it.