Posts Tagged ‘Karl Lagerfeld’

Karl Lagerfelds muse Lady Amanda Harlech.

Karl Lagerfeld's muse Lady Amanda Harlech.

Alexander McQueens muse Isabella Blow.

Alexander McQueen's muse Isabella Blow.

Tom Fords muse Carine Roitfeld.

Tom Ford's muse Carine Roitfeld.

Yves Saint Laurents muses Loulou de la Falaise and Betty Catroux.

Yves Saint Laurent's muses Loulou de la Falaise and Betty Catroux.

Marc Jacobs muse Camille Miceli.

Marc Jacob's muse Camille Miceli.


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When America was experiencing a booming economy, the idea of luxury translated to excessive procurement. Vera Wang available at Khol’s, Karl Lagerfeld designed for H&M, and Luella licensed for Target with little varience in highend branding. The very definition of fashion trickled down with such amazing speed that Zara’s business model became an intreguing research opportunity for Harvard Business school. It was almost as if the traditional bound laggards adapted before the innovators could create.  

Time of Adoption.

Process of Adopting New Fashion.

I wonder if tonight’s House rejection of the $700 billion dollar rescue plan (a Republican decision), will create a halt on bridge line retailing by securing a distinct separation of class consumerism.

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When Karl Lagerfeld was asked which Chanel bag he loved, his response was, “I am not allowed to have a favorite bag because I have to create the next one. I have to like change to keep it alive.” Lagerfeld has always embraced the new age movement in collaboration with his collections which included the first runway show to be streamed live online and available on podcast. So how does the designer keep the Chanel quilted 2.55 bag eternally sought after in every color and every fabric?

Rinko Kikuchi stars in Chanels cruise 2008 ad

Rinko Kikuchi stars in Chanel's cruise 2008 ad

Create a mobile art installation of course! The exhibit has been shown in Hong Kong and Tokyo and will arrive in New York’s Central Park – Rumsey Playfield October 20th to Novemeber 9th. Going on to travel to London, Moscow, and Paris. The best part is you don’t have to drop 3K, the admission is free!

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