Karl Lagerfeld is synonymous with fashion, bold, outspoken, innovative, hardworking, timeless and much more! Leading three international fashion brands, Chanel, Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld, this 83-year-old German fashion designer believes that he is the most normal thing in the world. After taking a look inside his 18th century styled Parisian home and his private library, let’s step inside his office in Paris.
The doors of Karl’s Paris office open to reveal a space which he shares with his sole-n-soul companion as well as his muse, Choupette. The designer shares that he loves his desk which belonged to the famous French architect Michel Roux-Spitz. The comfortable red chairs from the 30s give his office an Art Deco spirit to match the decorative woodwork and fireplace.
Another interesting object of desire is the self-designed “KarlBox” for Faber-Castell, which he loves. Loaded with coloured pencils, pastels, and pens, which he considers as the best tool to work with, it’s a very luxurious, limited-edition object. Renowned for his signature working style, since many years Monsieur Lagerfeld makes use of his favourite Shu Uemura eye shadows and little brushes to colour his sketches.
The office floor is also lined with a colourful carpet, inspired by Constructivist paintings, but of course, designed by none other than the Czar of the fashion world.
Other noteworthy features from his workspace include a helicopter which is a scale model of the one he interior-designed and a Choupette teddy bear made for Steiff. Also, don’t miss out on the famous Diet Coke bottle with his silhouette and a big doll called Mon Shu that Karl created for his first collaboration with Shu Uemura.
The octogenarian also finds the cup clingers, belonging to him and Choupette, very fashionable. Made by his Japanese friends Sogo & Seibu for the collection he created, they are meant to be put on a glass to mark it and to avoid people drinking from it.
Karl also reveals to Vanity Fair, “Two pictures from the photographic project I did with Cassina—they asked me to shoot my favourite pieces from their collection. On the left is the Superleggera by Gio Ponti, and on the right the Zig-Zag chair by Rietveld.”