In reaction to the French public's disapproval of gay marriage, Karl Lagerfeld Made a political statement at the haute couture show for Chanel. This comes after people protested in Paris against French president Francois Hollande's plan to legalize gay marriage. Lagerfeld sent two models hand-in-hand down the runway wearing couture bridal gowns.
The pair of models, who walked with one of the designer's young nephews, closed out the long-awaited show that occurred as a part of Paris Fashion Week. To make himself clear, when asked by the Associated Press if the act was made in support of gay marriage in France, Lagerfeld replied, "Of course it was."
According to The Guardian, Lagerfeld said it was a symbol of support for the controversial French gay marriage law. “I don’t even understand the debate,” he said.
Alexander Wang has chosen Azealia Banks as his latest campaign girl for his new T Fall 2012 ads.
Debuted exclusively on Style.com, Banks' T by Alexander Wang video is shot in (mostly) black and white with split screens, close-ups and lots of hair whipping back and forth. Banks raps "Van Vogue” from "1991," her recently released EP, and swishes around in what are surely soft-as-butter tees and tanks made by Wang.
Wang has previously used alternative hip hop stars for his T campaigns (Santigold, Die Antwoord, etc).
Azealia Banks is making a name in fashion with a spot in Elle's Women in Music issue, a Met Gala invite and a private concert at Karl Lagrefeld's home.
Karl Lagerfeld's kitten, Choupette, is one pampered cat, with two maids dedicated to her care, access to an iPad and regular meals at the dining table with her owner. "She is beyond spoiled," he said. –Telegraph
Security cameras caught an unidentified woman stealing a cat from a pet store in Shakopee, Minn. The missing feline, an 8-week-old Persian, was returned Tuesday, left in a cardboard box behind the store, but officials are still looking for the perpetrator. –AP
After being abandoned on the side of a road three months ago, a fox pup has found a permanent home with the Santa Barbara Zoo. The pup, nicknamed Garth, was being taken care of by Navy biologists, being too young to survive on its own. –UTSanDiego.com
A 6-year-old boy had his earlobe chewed off after a woman brought her 80-lb. dog to a Long Island playground. While Archie was still on his leash, he attacked the boy, and his owner provided no assistance, claims a lawsuit filed by the boy's family. –New York Post
A Florida winery is hosting a pet speed-dating event that allows participants to spend a few minutes getting to know each adoptable pet before putting in a bid for the animal of their choosing. –Miami Herald
We never knew Karl Lagerfeld was such a royal enthusiast until today, when he took his seat beside journalists Marie Drucker and Stéphane Bern to cover the Diamond Jubilee barge pageant for France 2 television.
We got sucked into the BBC's livestream of the event (if you missed it, check out our recap coverage here). But luckily Karl shared his best musings throughout the pageant on Twitter, albeit in French.
We're always down for a good Karl bon mot, so we perused the designer's tres chic feed and found this gold nugget:
"Kate Middelton a une silhouette qui rend le sans faute plus facile"-KL #jubileftv— Karl Lagerfeld (@KarlLagerfeld) June 3, 2012
According to Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman, that loosely translates into: "Kate Middleton has a bottom as lovely as her sister's." Good to know!
The Kaiser also praised Queen Elizabeth II for her mysterious quality, saying "La Reine est mystérieuse mais humaine -- sans mystère, ça ne marcherait pas." He was also a big fan of the weather, noting that the gray rain lent a poetic quality to the whole proceedings. (Ed. note: Karl reported this thought from inside a dry, warm studio.)
Then he produced a sketch of the queen, done that very day. The wonders of Karl never cease.
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