Lagerfeld Thinks Big, ’70s


“I like to think differently,” Karl Lagerfeld says, and no kidding. But on this occasion, he was talking about an out-of-the-ordinary creative process for him: a one-off, 45-piece collection hitting (prepare yourselves!) Macy’s this fall! Nearly seven years after his pioneering H&M collaboration, Lagerfeld returns to the mass retailer circuit, partnering with Macy’s to produce an affordable line of ready-to-wear clothes, available in 235 of Macy’s 800-plus stores, as well as online on August 31, 2011. Marked by high-collared pieces, and an emphasis on edgier, rock-‘n’-roll looks, the collection offers emblematic features of Lagerfeld’s signature style for $50 to $170. Take a first look at the collection in Vogue‘s August 2011 issue, showcasing the $109 deep purple hued dress, dappled with whimsically over-sized floral prints with cream- and magenta-colored petals. As for the rest of the collection: think ’70s-style romantic girlishness and the designer’s own work for Chloé.