Karl Lagerfeld Reinterprets Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey for the Métropole’s New Pool and Lounge in Monaco

"I chose the theme of Greek mythology for Hotel Métropole Monte-Carlo as everything happens in the Mediterranean,” explains Karl Lagerfeld, whose new design for the palace’s pool has begun to attract the jet set rushing to cocktail hour with the first days of summer. Lagerfeld, a regular at Monaco’s social gatherings, lived for ten years in the majestic Ulysse villa in nearby Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
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"I chose the theme of Greek mythology for Hotel Métropole Monte-Carlo as everything happens in the Mediterranean,” explains Karl Lagerfeld, whose new design for the palace’s pool has begun to attract the jet set rushing to cocktail hour with the first days of summer. Lagerfeld, a regular at Monaco’s social gatherings, lived for ten years in the majestic Ulysse villa in nearby Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
Photos by Hotel Metropole

Photos by Hotel Metropole

"I chose the theme of Greek mythology for Hotel Métropole Monte-Carlo as everything happens in the Mediterranean,” explains Karl Lagerfeld, whose new design for the palace’s pool has begun to attract the jet set rushing to cocktail hour with the first days of summer. Lagerfeld, a regular at Monaco’s social gatherings, lived for ten years in the majestic Ulysse villa in nearby Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.

“In Oslo,” he continues, “I would have gone for a story encompassing the Vikings, as it seems logical to focus on the location we are in. To convey what I have created in more literary terms, I would quote the heroin from ‘Iphigenia in Tauris’ by Goethe who says, ‘And days together stand I on the shore, seeking, in my soul, the land of Greece.’"

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