I mean, does this man ever stop?
So after Karl Lagerfeld sent Adele that pile of Chanel handbags as an apology for the now notorious “fat” comment he made about her, he ran over to French Architectural Digest to guest edit the May edition. He’s already dabbled in some hotel redesign (plus owns two houses right next to each other–one for eating in and one for working in solitude) so a stint at a shelter mag makes perfect sense.
The French issue of Architectural Digest will hit newsstands on April 13, but the cover, featuring Karl’s apartment, was released today (see above). And yes, Karl’s in it. See if you can spot him.
As we’ve come to expect from the Kaiser, he revealed some more surpising things about himself and his lifestyle, which Architectural Digest‘s EIC, Marie Kalt, shared with WWD:
• Karl used to write about decorating for French magazines using the pseudonym “Magnus Dancourt.” Why that name? Magnus is his middle name and Dancourt is “very French.” Magnus? Could that be more appropriate?
• He used some “rare plates by Art Deco heroes Louis Sue and André Mare” for a lunch with the AD team and they were thoroughly impressed. As we would be, too, obviously.
• Karl decided “instantly” that an article about pools should feature lap pools. Does Karl swim? And what does he wear while doing it?
• He has a collection of pins and brooches by Suzanne Belperron.
• Not surprisingly, the issue features a lot of black and white.
• In the editor’s letter he says life is like a Russian doll: “We are at the heart of a Russian doll: first the clothes, then the apartments and houses…Even the streets and the cities are part of the evolution of our preferences and our taste.”
You can snag this issue April 13 for about $6.60 at current exchange rates, and AD is printing extra issues because of Karl’s popularity. Click through for another photo of Karl’s apartment.