Karl Lagerfeld has developed a line of clothing that has been launch on Jan. 25 exclusively on online luxury retail site Net-a-Porter.
It’s a big investment for both companies. Net-a-Porter will be the sole carrier of 70 pieces from the Karl collection for the first four weeks following its January debut, and will continue to be the only online seller of the collection following that timeframe. Prices range from $95 to $450.
Toward the end of a lavish dinner Karl Lagerfeld hosted Wednesday night to launch his new masstige line, waiters placed a large tray before each guest and lifted the dome to reveal an iPad on a white plate. At the press of button, each tablet broadcast a high-energy film clip devoted to the Karl range, in which models whirled and Lagerfeld played DJ. Guests seated at the Karl Lagerfeld dinner. During a cocktail gathering earlier, models, retailers and editors roamed the 19th-century town house, eyeing a new luxury range for fall, Karl Lagerfeld Paris, and the rock-influenced Karl togs. Anja Rubik Su Hei And then the evening, held in a tent next to Lagerfeld’s new Left Bank headquarters, kicked up another notch. “I’m here! Hi, Mr. Lagerfeld,” shouted out pint-size rapper Azealia Banks, letting rip her debut single, “212,” with its toe-curling barrage of obscenities. The designer rushed to the stage to offer a fatherly hug. Azealia Banks performing
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