To celebrate Karl’s memory and legacy, a global community of his friends and family has come together to reinterpret his beloved design. Artists, actors, models, designers and Karl’s friends have each created a bespoke edition of his white shirt silhouette. Inspired by their own personal anecdotes and experiences, they have reimagined the shirts to artfully reflect their own cherished memories of Karl.
Seven of these designs — by Carine Roitfeld, Cara Delevingne, Tommy Hilfiger, Sébastien Jondeau, Diane Kruger, Kate Moss and Takashi Murakami — have each been replicated 77 times. Sold exclusively on KARL.COM and Farfetch.com, the shirts’ complete sales proceeds will be donated to the “Sauver la Vie” charity initiative for medical research at the Paris Descartes University, which Karl supported for many years. The number seven was Karl’s lucky number and, as no coincidence, represented many elements in his life: his bookshop and photo studio, 7L, are located at 7 rue de Lille in his favorite Parisian arrondissement, the 7th.