Karl Lagerfeld brand pledges to go fur-free

Executives at the Karl Lagerfeld fashion brand have banned fur following pressure from animal rights activists.In recent years, leaders at many top labels, including Burberry, Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Michael Kors, and Versace, have all pledged to ditch f…

Executives at the Karl Lagerfeld fashion brand have banned fur following pressure from animal rights activists.

In recent years, leaders at many top labels, including Burberry, Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Michael Kors, and Versace, have all pledged to ditch fur products.

Now, bosses at AM Retail Group, which operates Karl Lagerfeld Paris, Wilsons Leather, and other brands, and its parent company, G-III Apparel Group, have also banned fur.

In a statement, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) director Elisa Allen praised the team at Karl Lagerfeld and AM Retail Group for taking a stand.

“PETA applauds these companies for their compassionate and business-savvy decisions, which show that fur is out and kindness is in,” she said. “Ethical shoppers simply don’t want animals to be abused and killed for coats, collars, and cuffs, and these fur bans are proof that the fashion industry is changing to meet the rising demand for luxury animal-friendly alternatives.”

Allen added that she would be sending the companies vegan chocolates in thanks for their decisions.

Representatives for the Karl Lagerfeld label and its parent company have not yet commented on the news.

Fashion icon Lagerfeld, who died at the age of 85 in February, had a long history with animal rights activists. In an interview with BBC Radio 4 in 2009, the Chanel creative director argued there was no point in ditching fur products when people continued to eat meat.

“As long as you wear leather and eat meat, don’t discuss that,” he said. “In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and even clothes and handbags, the discussion of fur is childish.”

However, in December 2018, a spokesperson for Chanel confirmed the luxury brand would no longer use fur or exotic skins.

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Karl Lagerfeld always sent Carine Roitfeld a card on Mother’s Day

Karl Lagerfeld always sent Carine Roitfeld a lovely bouquet and note on Mother’s Day.The Chanel creative director passed away at the age of 85 in February, sending shockwaves throughout the fashion industry. Roitfeld was one of the first to honour her …

Karl Lagerfeld always sent Carine Roitfeld a lovely bouquet and note on Mother’s Day.

The Chanel creative director passed away at the age of 85 in February, sending shockwaves throughout the fashion industry. Roitfeld was one of the first to honour her friend following the sad news, and in a new tribute piece penned for The Guardian, the French stylist recalled how Lagerfeld would regularly send her flowers and sweet notes.

“You are the proof that one can be both a great stylist and an amazing mother,” she recalled to the publication of the message in one of the cards he sent her.

Roitfeld went on to explain that Lagerfeld was the only person to call her “Madame Roitfeld” and was also the first to get in contact with her after she departed her role as editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris in January 2011.

“He encouraged me to be original, telling me: ‘Everything you’re doing, you are to be the first to do.’ It was a trait he valued above all else. When I wanted to start my own perfume line, he said: ‘OK, you want to do a perfume, now be the first one to do it. Be the first editor to make a perfume. You have to surprise people, because people are always bored,'” the 65-year-old recalled.

Roitfeld labelled Lagerfeld as her “rock” and noted that the designer was a “very faithful” person. She was always impressed by his attention to detail and politeness on set too.

“He is always in my thoughts, so present that I still catch myself using the present tense when I talk about him today,” she concluded.

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Kim Kardashian cried after Kris Jenner stole her thunder during Karl Lagerfeld photoshoot

Kim Kardashian was upset when her mum Kris Jenner stole her thunder while she was being photographed by Karl Lagerfeld in 2013. Following her first-ever appearance at the Met Gala in 2013, the reality TV star was approached by French fashion editor Ca…

Kim Kardashian was upset when her mum Kris Jenner stole her thunder while she was being photographed by Karl Lagerfeld in 2013.

Following her first-ever appearance at the Met Gala in 2013, the reality TV star was approached by French fashion editor Carine Roitfeld about doing a photoshoot for her magazine CR Fashion Book, to be art-directed by Riccardo Tisci, who was then creative director of Givenchy, and photographed by Chanel’s Lagerfeld.

Kim was thrilled by the opportunity as she had “never been accepted into fashion at this point” and ended up taking her mother with her to Paris for the shoot. However, she ended up regretting that decision when Kris turned up decked out in a Chanel ensemble and became instant pals with Lagerfeld.

“The two of them have this love affair like I’ve never seen before,” she recalled to New York Magazine. “And I’m like, ‘Hello?’ I’m sitting here posing. I’m so uncomfortable. I’m like, ‘This is so embarrassing,’ and this is so annoying. I remember texting my sisters and being like, ‘Guys, mom is stealing my shiiiine.’ This is my first fashion shoot!'”

The 39-year-old became even more upset when the shoot was over and Lagerfeld gave a Chanel bag to Kris and not Kim, even though he traditionally gifts them to his models.

“He comes up and he’s like, ‘Kim, this was the best shoot. Thank you so much. But Kris, here is a bag for you,’ and he gives the f**king bag to my mom. And it was a LEGO clutch. They were like $10,000, and you could never get one,” Kim admitted. “So, I go into the bathroom and start crying. I was like, ‘Oh my God, she fully stole my life. She stole my whole day today! This was my biggest moment ever in fashion, with Carine, Riccardo, and Karl!'”

Kim had been planning to give the bag to her daughter North, now six, so she has convinced Kris to pass it on to her one day.

“I’ve said to her: ‘Just so we’re clear, in your will, this goes to North.’ I don’t need it. That bag was for my daughter,” she concluded.

Fashion legend Karl died at the age of 85 in February.

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Olivia Palermo uses friends and family as her muses

Olivia Palermo often sources design inspiration from her friends and family members.The socialite and influencer has previously collaborated on 10 fashion lines, including ones with the late Karl Lagerfeld, Banana Republic, and Aquazzura. Fresh from t…

Olivia Palermo often sources design inspiration from her friends and family members.

The socialite and influencer has previously collaborated on 10 fashion lines, including ones with the late Karl Lagerfeld, Banana Republic, and Aquazzura.

Fresh from the announcement that her debut solo line, the Olivia Palermo Collection, will launch in February, she opened up about her inspiration, and confessed she loves taking style tips from people while out and about.

“I get inspiration throughout my travels constantly,” Olivia told WWD, adding that she looks to her friends, family, and social media followers as muses. “I’m always inspired by women on the street worldwide, seeing women in fashion, not in fashion, how they put themselves together, how excited they are about their outfits.”

The former reality star will release her 52-piece eponymous collection, priced from $295 (£229) to $1,595 (£1,240), in drops every six to eight weeks, and teased the idea of using pop-up stores.

“I’m a big fan of pop-ups,” the 33-year-old explained. “It’s important to meet the men and women that want to shop the collection, wherever that is. I love meet-and-greets. You get to interact with your customer and get their feedback. We can also take that back internally.”

Olivia also revealed that she has been working on her fashion label for several years, taking the time to do meticulous research and build an in-house team from scratch.

“It was important to go through all the archives, figure out the materials we like and have a clear vision of what the collections are going to be. It’s tailored, polished, it’s very much my aesthetic,” she added of the line.

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Olivia Palermo gearing up to launch fashion collection

Olivia Palermo will debut a line of ready-to-wear fashion in early 2020.The socialite first made a name for herself in reality TV series The City back in the late 2000s and has since become one of the industry’s most sought-after stars, often sitting f…

Olivia Palermo will debut a line of ready-to-wear fashion in early 2020.

The socialite first made a name for herself in reality TV series The City back in the late 2000s and has since become one of the industry’s most sought-after stars, often sitting front row during designer presentations.

Now, Olivia is putting her style knowledge to the test with a brand-new venture, to be known as the Olivia Palermo Collection.

“The Olivia Palermo Collection has been in the making for well over a year, and I cannot wait to finally see all of you wearing these beautiful pieces,” she wrote in a letter for her website. “I’ve always had a very special relationship with fashion, so designing my own collection felt like a natural progression. This collection was inspired by people all over the world who I come across in my travels. A person’s unique style is so closely linked to their personality, and this collection is no different. When I look through my own wardrobe, I am constantly reminded of people I love or memories I cherish. The Olivia Palermo Collection reflects just that.”

Olivia also posted a series of sketches, with it appearing that the range will be comprised of chic separates, patterned suits, colour blocked dresses, and leather outerwear. The debut collection will feature more than 50 items, all of which will be released in February. Garments will be stocked on OliviaPalermo.com, select Saks Fifth Avenue stores, as well as in boutiques across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and Japan.

“Over the coming months, we will be sharing with you a behind-the-scenes look at different elements in the process of creating this collection, as well as sneak peeks of the individual pieces that you will be able to see for yourself in February!” the 33-year-old concluded.

Previously, the fashionista has created collections for the likes of Karl Lagerfeld.

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Lily-Rose Depp reminded of childhood while working on Chanel’s festive perfume campaign

Lily-Rose Depp was reminded of her childhood while working on Chanel’s festive perfume campaign.The 20-year-old, who was one of the muses of the late Karl Lagerfeld, is fronting the French fashion house’s Christmas adverts for their Chanel No.5 L’Eau f…

Lily-Rose Depp was reminded of her childhood while working on Chanel’s festive perfume campaign.

The 20-year-old, who was one of the muses of the late Karl Lagerfeld, is fronting the French fashion house’s Christmas adverts for their Chanel No.5 L’Eau fragrance.

In the short film, directed by longtime Chanel collaborator Jean-Paul Goude, Depp can be seen sporting a retro 1940s-style look, with a bold red lip, a black and gold embroidered dress and an ivory Chanel beret. She’s sitting atop a huge bottle of Chanel No.5 L’Eau wearing red knee-high boots in the snow-covered scene, while looking into a snow globe, where she sees her lucky number five.

“I loved playing the character created by Jean-Paul,” Depp said in a statement. “The joy and wonderment reminded me of how I felt as a little girl on Christmas morning.”

Depp was cast in her first Chanel campaign at the age of 16 back in 2015, and became the face of their new fragrance Chanel No.5 L’Eau the following year. She went on to star in ads for Chanel’s Rouge Coco Gloss campaign and is still the youngest brand ambassador for the French fashion house to front global campaigns.

Depp recently opened up about her close relationship with Lagerfeld, who passed away in February due to complications of pancreatic cancer at the age of 85.

“When we lost Karl this year, I was very sad. When I was little, I dreamed of doing what I do now, and he made my dreams come true. The time I was able to spend with him, on and off set, are memories I’ll always hold dearly,” she sweetly recalled to Vogue.

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Lily-Rose Depp: ‘Karl Lagerfeld made my dreams come true’

Lily-Rose Depp has praised the late Karl Lagerfeld for making her modelling dreams come true.The creative director of Chanel passed away in February due to complications of pancreatic cancer at the age of 85, leaving the world of fashion in mourning. …

Lily-Rose Depp has praised the late Karl Lagerfeld for making her modelling dreams come true.

The creative director of Chanel passed away in February due to complications of pancreatic cancer at the age of 85, leaving the world of fashion in mourning.

But now, Lily-Rose – who is the daughter of Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp – has opened up about her relationship with the godfather of fashion in a new interview with Vogue.com, and recalled meeting Lagerfeld when she was a child.

“I was eight years old and with my mother. She was doing a fitting and brought me up to the atelier. I remember him being surrounded by fabrics and drawings,” the 20-year-old shared. “When we lost Karl this year, I was very sad. When I was little, I dreamed of doing what I do now, and he made my dreams come true. The time I was able to spend with him, on and off set, are memories I’ll always hold dearly.”

The model and actress, who can be seen in the new historical drama The King alongside boyfriend Timothee Chalamet, is working closely with Virginie Viard, Lagerfeld’s successor at Chanel.

“I love Virginie. I’ve known her since I started at Chanel. She’s so talented and I don’t think anyone is better suited to keeping his memory alive,” Lily-Rose gushed. “In every Chanel show, I feel like there are pieces of Karl. We still see his influence, his genius at work.”

And the rising star is still proud to be involved with the French fashion house.

“I’ve known the whole team since I was little and to be able to work with them now is a huge point of pride for me. The work is great, but the people behind it make it really special – like Karl,” she explained.

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Gigi Hadid confronts prankster during Chanel spring 2020 show

Gigi Hadid confronted a prankster who stormed onto the runway during Chanel’s spring/summer 2020 show on Tuesday morning.Creative director Virginie Viard unveiled her latest line for the French luxury brand at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Fashion …

Gigi Hadid confronted a prankster who stormed onto the runway during Chanel’s spring/summer 2020 show on Tuesday morning.

Creative director Virginie Viard unveiled her latest line for the French luxury brand at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Fashion Week, with the show attracting the likes of Cardi B, Anna Wintour, and Anna Dello Russo.

However, as the models paraded on the set, designed to resemble a Paris rooftop, a woman dressed in a tweed suit and black hat scrambled through the seats and got up onto the raised catwalk and joined the finale.

After walking in line with the models for a short time, the gatecrasher decided to take a different route around the rooftop and was stopped by a stern-faced Hadid, who ushered her to the edge of the set and towards the exit, where several security members were waiting.

The prankster is believed to be Marie Benoliel, known as Marie S’Infiltre, a YouTube personality with 195,0000 followers on Instagram. Representatives for Chanel and Hadid are yet to comment on the incident.

Yet, clips of Hadid’s reaction are already making the rounds on social media, with many fans praising the 24-year-old for remaining calm under pressure.

“Go Gigi!” on Instagram user wrote, while another added, “People need to seriously respect the jobs of others. The designers, organisers and models work waaaay (sic) too hard, just for attention seekers to try to ruin everything on a very special day for them. Gigi did the right thing!”

Besides the runway drama, the rest of Viard’s presentation went smoothly, with Karl Lagerfeld’s successor offering a range of separates in Chanel’s signature tweed fabric, as well as nautical stripes, touches of blue denim, and evening gowns with tiered ruffled skirts.

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Grace Elizabeth engaged

Grace Elizabeth is engaged to her boyfriend Nicolas Krause.The American model kicked off her career in 2015 with campaigns for the likes of Guess and Polo Ralph Lauren and has since gone on to land coveted gigs for Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Estee Lauder,…

Grace Elizabeth is engaged to her boyfriend Nicolas Krause.

The American model kicked off her career in 2015 with campaigns for the likes of Guess and Polo Ralph Lauren and has since gone on to land coveted gigs for Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Estee Lauder, and Victoria’s Secret.

While Grace has only shared a few snaps of her with the German soccer player on social media, in a new video for Vogue.com, she revealed that he had popped the question earlier this month.

“I’m also trying to learn German. My boyfriend… my fiance,” she said, before flashing her diamond engagement ring at the camera and excitedly pumping her fists in the air.

Grace then went on to recount details of Nicolas’s proposal, explaining that it took place on his family’s houseboat.

“He put lights all over it and candles, and brought us dinner out there, and wine,” the 22-year-old recalled. “And we had wine, and food, and music and we danced, and he twirled me around three times, and then went down on one and knee and said, ‘Will you do me the honour of being my wife?’ I said, ‘Are you sure? Is this a joke? Are you sure?’ (He said), ‘It’s a yes or no question!'”

Of course, Grace accepted Nicolas’s romantic proposal and followed up with “lots of screaming, lots of crying, and more crying”.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel and Nicolas, 26, started dating last year, making one of their first public appearances as a couple at Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween party.

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Grace Elizabeth engaged

Grace Elizabeth is engaged to her boyfriend Nicolas Krause.The American model kicked off her career in 2015 with campaigns for the likes of Guess and Polo Ralph Lauren and has since gone on to land coveted gigs for Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Estee Lauder,…

Grace Elizabeth is engaged to her boyfriend Nicolas Krause.

The American model kicked off her career in 2015 with campaigns for the likes of Guess and Polo Ralph Lauren and has since gone on to land coveted gigs for Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Estee Lauder, and Victoria’s Secret.

While Grace has only shared a few snaps of her with the German soccer player on social media, in a new video for Vogue.com, she revealed that he had popped the question earlier this month.

“I’m also trying to learn German. My boyfriend… my fiance,” she said, before flashing her diamond engagement ring at the camera and excitedly pumping her fists in the air.

Grace then went on to recount details of Nicolas’s proposal, explaining that it took place on his family’s houseboat.

“He put lights all over it and candles, and brought us dinner out there, and wine,” the 22-year-old recalled. “And we had wine, and food, and music and we danced, and he twirled me around three times, and then went down on one and knee and said, ‘Will you do me the honour of being my wife?’ I said, ‘Are you sure? Is this a joke? Are you sure?’ (He said), ‘It’s a yes or no question!'”

Of course, Grace accepted Nicolas’s romantic proposal and followed up with “lots of screaming, lots of crying, and more crying”.

The Victoria’s Secret Angel and Nicolas, 26, started dating last year, making one of their first public appearances as a couple at Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween party.

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