Is Karl Lagerfeld doing a coffee table book? While we haven't heard anything confirming that, the modern day renaissance man, who seems to announce a new project every week, spent some time with Mary-Kate and Ashley's little sis recently. Elizabeth Olsen is the subject of a new Times profile, in which she reveals that the Kaiser made her over an hour late to her interview because he was photographing her for a coffee table book:
The Chanel designer had been shooting her for a coffee table book, and the photo session had gone long. She modeled an oversize classic Chanel tweed jacket for him. 'I didn’t get to keep it,' she said, laughing as she pointed to her own nondescript sweater and T-shirt.
Olsen has been getting plenty of positive attention from the fashion world (a Nylon cover, an Elle Women in Hollywood award, etc.), but as ridiculous as it sounds, working with Karl is like the official stamp of approval. In somewhat related news, Olsen wore McQueen to last night's New York Film Festival premiere of her upcoming (and first) film, Martha Marcy May Marlene, which has a limited release date of October 21 and is already generating Oscar buzz. We anticipate many perfect red carpet moments in her future.
Meanwhile, we'll be keeping our ears to the ground about this coffee table book!