57 comments

  1. landis

    March 30, 2007 at 9:04 am

    dear lord. he’s finally taken her soul.

  2. Anonymous

    March 30, 2007 at 9:05 am

    I’m sorry… Karl Lagerfeld still frightens me.

  3. tamara

    March 30, 2007 at 9:11 am

    To me, Karl has always looked like a villain out of a fantastic 60′s 007-esque movie.

    And those gloves!

    I love him.

  4. James Middlefield

    March 30, 2007 at 9:13 am

    Ohh. I so want Karl’s Jacket. All the details on it is just lovely.

  5. Anonymous

    March 30, 2007 at 9:23 am

    I wonder what he was thinking when you took this picture of him.

  6. Anonymous

    March 30, 2007 at 9:24 am

    You should really edit those two photos into one – side by side. It’s an interesting and slightly disorienting shot since they are both taken in the same place / same time.

  7. Alice Olive

    March 30, 2007 at 9:29 am

    Wow – how high do her eyebrows arch that they are visible above the fabulous large sunnies?

  8. Cut of cloth

    March 30, 2007 at 9:32 am

    Is it just me
    or do they really
    look like each other!

  9. Carlene

    March 30, 2007 at 9:38 am

    As I posted over on Style, I still can’t believe you got that close to Lagerfeld. Are you okay? He scares the hell out of me; you are my hero.

  10. Anonymous

    March 30, 2007 at 9:57 am

    que fabuloso monsieur lagerfeld!

  11. Butch

    March 30, 2007 at 11:00 am

    As for Mr. Lagerfeld’s look–well I often feel I’m in the same realm as that of great barbers with lousy haircuts, or brilliant MDs who are also overweight.

    Here, however, all is much better, despite all the metal work, tabs, flaps, and so on.

    What it comes down to for me is: is there such a thing as age-appropriate dressing, no matter one’s (exalted) station in life?

  12. Carolina Lange

    March 30, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    Wow, they both look fantastic! Her jacket is so chic!

  13. Christine

    March 30, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    Goodness, those glasses do not work on her! Her angular eyebrows look just a little bit like an insect’s feelers poking over the bug-eye glasses.

  14. Alberto

    March 30, 2007 at 12:24 pm

    You saw Karl! Lucky you!

  15. Anonymous

    March 30, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    to James Middlefield (09.13) : If I remember correctly the jacket is from Dior Homme SS07. I have a feeling Lady Amanda’s is also from Dior Homme too.

  16. My Fall Collection

    March 30, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    Butch asked a really interesting question, so I’ll repeat it: is there such a thing as age-appropriate dressing, no matter one’s (exalted) station in life?

  17. marianne norway

    March 30, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    i wonder how karl lagerfeld looks like when he sleeps…

  18. Anonymous

    March 30, 2007 at 12:47 pm

    Did Karl say anything to you? He’s just so fabulous. I don’t know what I’d do if I ever ran into him.

  19. Anonymous

    March 30, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    Karl looks so cool as always. Rock on!
    But that woman’s shades are way too big, even if they are supposed to look big. They do not math her face-contours at all. But apart from that she looks very chic.

  20. Anonymous

    March 30, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    Anyone who is frightened by a fashion designer has real problems…especially one wearing a Members Only jacket.

  21. Anonymous

    March 30, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    once upon a time i saw karl lagerfeld on charlie rose….let’s just say he should stick to being pretty rather than pontificating on the state of the world….

  22. Ylva

    March 30, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    Why do Karl always look exactly the same? Ok, he’s stylish, very stylish (hundred times more than my granfather in the same age) but, no, he’s just too much of everything. It’s always nice when old people wants to follow the young, but he feels like he thinks he’s still 20.

    and her glasses, way too big!! Looks lika a fly.

  23. Anonymous

    March 30, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    are her sunglasses Tom Ford? LOVE them? Yes?

  24. t.r.b

    March 30, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    wow you found him!! i know that mr. lagerfield takes beaucoup photos, but every time i see one it seems as if the photog had to go on a secret ops mission just to get it…he’s very “rogue” i love it!!!!

  25. F.M.

    March 30, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    Oh Karl, would it kill you to smile?

    I love his work, and his own biker chic look but I think he’d look even better if he cracked a smile for you!

  26. Stephanie

    March 30, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    SUPER fresh / FreakChique

  27. Butch

    March 30, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    Well, to carry the ball a bit–or to spin the thread–in response to My Fall Collection’s post: yes, I think that there IS such a thing as age-appropriate dress, though goodness knows the idea, once taken for granted, has taken major hits since the 60s.

    On the older end of the matter, it seems to me that it boils down to sexual self-enhancement; after a certain age, we must find more subtle and less immediately demonstrative ways of saying that we remain sexual beings. It’s a matter of biology: as we age, we droop, we stoop, we sag. So the flesh must dressed differently at 60 than at half that age.

    For this reason, I find tight clothing, for example, a no-no post-middle age; Karl evidently disagrees. But, to my eye, he achieves the opposite of what he apparently sets out to do–to look youthful.

  28. acasiacano

    March 30, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    Amanda´s eyebrows are a tad overtweezed to me.

    Maybe it´s a signature look for her, but I think it ages her innecesarily.
    The arch is unreal, and gives her a evil look.

    Clotheswise, she´s perfect.
    She´s always a bit somber and Cruella-ish.Maybe the evil arch in the brows is a deliberate choice…

  29. Stefan

    March 30, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    Well, there is something in Karl Lagerfeld’s face that makes me think about Donatella Versace. Anyway, I don’t like this jacket. Maybe it’s just the photo, but it makes him look short.

  30. Veronica

    March 30, 2007 at 4:29 pm

    Lagerfeld is such an interesting character. Last week’s New Yorker magazine had a story about him, worth checking out.

  31. fastred1

    March 30, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    The glasses are big, but they sit very low. I’m sure her brows look normal without the shades.

  32. Anonymous

    March 30, 2007 at 5:57 pm

    If looks could kill . . . . .

  33. Anonymous

    March 30, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    He is frightening. She is amazing.

  34. NYC Modelista

    March 30, 2007 at 9:32 pm

    Karl is a fabulous designer but he’s become a cartoon figure of sorts in the last decade or so.

  35. iopine

    March 30, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    She is the female incarnation of him.

  36. firdaosPidau.

    March 31, 2007 at 1:21 am

    i love karl’s dior homme jacket, but you gotta be skinny to be able to really wear those.

  37. Rebecca

    March 31, 2007 at 1:28 am

    Karl Lagerfeld is probably the most well known and recognizable designer in the world and for that, one really does have to respect his work.
    None the less, the first if not the most refined thought that popped into my head when I saw this was ‘Enough with the boto and the hair dye and grotesque pouting. Both of you’

  38. Anonymous

    March 31, 2007 at 11:06 am

    We need to lay off that age appropriate thing and have a little fun with fashion no matter what age. I’m 23 and sometimes wear what’s considered an older look. And work it, Karl! Love it.

  39. calm.cool.collected

    March 31, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    It looks as if Mr. Lagerfeld’s weight loss is still working–he looks fabulous!

  40. Cristin

    March 31, 2007 at 7:54 pm

    I prefer Fat Luther Vandross to Skinny Luther Vandross, and I prefer Fat Karl Lagerfeld to Skinny Karl Lagerfeld.

  41. np

    March 31, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    but they scare me.

  42. optimuscrime

    March 31, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    That New Yorker article had me rolling my eyes. He sounds like he has some horrifically narcissistic variant of attention deficit disorder. :)

  43. My Fall Collection

    April 1, 2007 at 12:01 am

    Um, to spin the thread a little more, re: are you ever too old to wear something, I prefer not having any hard and fast rules, such as tight clothing being a no-no past a certain age. When older people dress young out of a FEAR of aging, it always has the opposite effect. On the other hand, when older people dress as old as they FEEL, be it 18, 38, or 98, it always looks authentic and convincing.

  44. Anonymous

    April 1, 2007 at 10:40 am

    they both look like robots – and that doesn’t really work when the sun is shining. I’m sort of surprised to see them in daylight! I’m a sucker for COLOUR and real smiles in the spring/summer especially. They are tres cool though, but borderline eurotrash.. not that there is anything wrong with that!

  45. topazz

    April 1, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    Karl is just flat out wierd, period, and always has been.

    He is not royalty, as he hobnobs with and pretends to be. Why, he puts his black lycra tights on one spindly old man leg at a time just like the rest of us!

    Did he approve your photograph first, before you could publish it here on your blog? Can’t imagine you could’ve taken it otherwise.

  46. Will in NYC

    April 1, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    KL does whatever he wants, and I am sure he loves people talking about him all the time! Even if they say he is a monster, a vampire, cool, ugly, whatever…
    He is BEYOND everything, in a madonna kind of way.
    She looks like somebody I would love to have next to me at a dinner party…tres chic and gorgeous in a very aristocratic way. AND I am sure she doesn´t give a damn about anything either.
    Good for them!!!!

  47. Anonymous

    April 1, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    king karl! he’s the best. i love how idiosyncratic his look is.

  48. Veronica

    April 1, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    optimuscrime: the article in the new yorker made him out to be the cartoonish persona that he is..

  49. Belinda

    April 1, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    now there’s big sunglasses, and then there’s BIG sunglasses!!! a little too much for my liking.

  50. Anonymous

    April 2, 2007 at 5:49 am

    well, i gotta say when it comes to age-appropriate dress, don’t stretch it too far or don’t go on too subdued. just have fun. anyways, it’s fashion.

  51. Anonymous

    April 2, 2007 at 11:11 am

    Karl is the fashion world equivalent of Michael Jackson – an extraordinary talent with a complete lack of awareness of themselves and the world beyond their sycophant-supported bubble.

    Lagerfeld’s style of dress seems really absurd on him, but no one will ever call him on it. It’s not so much age-appropriate as coterie-appropriate. Another man his age, say a butcher or a doctor, who dressed like that would be given a wide berth by all.

    Cartoonish is right.

  52. sandman_gr

    April 3, 2007 at 11:07 am

    Wether one likes him or not, he has managed to have a uniquely personal look. No one else looks or dresses like him – even though in the last years he takes too many cues from Heidi Slimane. Amanda on the other hand has lost her amazing personal style and looks and became Karl’s alter ego – no inspiration there now I’m afraid. When she was with Galliano, she was the perfect muse.

  53. Kathleen

    April 3, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    I laughed out loud when I read Landis’ opening comment: perfect! And couldn’t agree more with sandman_gr: she’s lost it for me. The set of her lips is downright frightening.

    She looks like she should be invigilating exams somewhere: “You! Spit out that gum! And ask for a pass-out to go to the toilet!”

    No regular woman can purse her lips that way or arch her eyebrows to such Olympic levels. Maybe these are skills worthy of a muse’s remuneration, I don’t know.

  54. Anonymous

    April 22, 2007 at 8:06 am

    Is it just me, or is Lagerfeld wearing a lot of makeup?
    He truly is bizarre, i’m trying to imagine him telling a joke..

  55. Anonymous

    April 27, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    Karl Lagerfeld is my absolute hero. He is such a fashion god!

  56. dmfashion

    February 21, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    The man knows how to dress.

  57. Kathleen

    August 17, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Karl Lagerfeld, my all time hero! If anyone embodies the complete nature of power, constant change, and a certain timelessness that is ever apparent, it's him! I have watched his movie countless times and find his "To Hell with you all, I will do what I please" attitude worthy of worship. Although this statement may seem a little off kilter, what I mean by timeless change is he never stops reinventing himself. First we have Chloe, and at the sane time or shortly thereafter Karl Lagerfeld, then he takes over Chanel, and after this he rescues and reinvents countless design houses. He is the most outspoken, most creative designer of our time. I have never thought he receives the accolades he deserves. One slick man!

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