As Karl Lagerfeld is about as close to a rock star as you can get in fashion, a souvenir with his likeness — in profile, as a camo print, or as a pixelated photo — is often the first purchase at the designer’s fleet of signature boutiques.
So they bought the T-shirt. Now what? There’s plenty from which to choose with a spring range that spans from gray sweatshirts — with sparkly sleeves or a silver foil logo, mind you — to ruffled cocktail separates in chiffon printed with a night sky motif reminiscent of Thomas Ruff’s captivating “Stars” photos.
Celestial prints and star-shaped intarsias, plus frosted metallics, add a touch of glitz to the usual graphic zing of black-and-white separates, from side-striped pants and a knit tuxedo jumpsuit to a beefy biker jacket.
Choupette plays more of a supporting role this season, as Lagerfeld assumes the cartoon guise of a boat captain. Cue Breton stripes for tote bags and retro tattoo patches on a cropped jeans jacket.
Oh yes, there are still T-shirts, one in Lagerfeld’s inimitable handwriting that really should only be worn by his famous cat: “Karl’s Muse,” it purrs.