We're really beginning to think superhuman Karl Lagerfeld is a robot. The designer is in WWD again today for yet another extracurricular project. Is anyone else having serious deja vu right now? Or is it really just that everyday we open up WWD and learn about another bizarro project that the Kaiser has taken on?
Anyway, Uncle Karl's latest endeavor is designing a helicopter. He's been tapped by Anglo-Italian company AgustaWestland to makeover both the interiors and exteriors of their VIP helicopters, so we can expect to see a chopper with Lagerfeld's face on it hitting the skies soon. The company said Lagerfeld’s “creativity and sophisticated style” would allow it to “introduce a new, limited edition, customized solution” for its growing customer base--and would no doubt attract a certain kind of fashion-y clientele.
AgustaWestland also noted that while the collaboration will initially focus on the AW139 twin-turbine helicopter, "the partnership may be extended to other commercial models." And at the rate Karl is going with these collaborations we're sure they'll have a whole fleet in no time.
Now, will the next Chanel Haute Couture show be staged on a moving Lagerfeld-designed helicopter? We wouldn't put it past him....