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#MYWHITESHIRTFORKARL
27.09.2019

The “Tribute to Karl” project is complemented by essential white shirts for men and women. The collector’s edition pieces are embellished with Karl’s signature details — a high collar and thick cuffs — plus a special edition tribute label on the front. Crafted from cotton poplin, the designs combine artisanal details with a sense of effortless, pared-back perfection.

In memory of Karl, a community of international influencers has come together to show how they style these white shirts. Whether tucked in or worn loose, dressed up or dressed down, they each put their signature touch on the iconic design. You are invited to follow along — and join yourself — using #MyWhiteShirtForKarl.

GLIMPSE INSIDE THE “TRIBUTE TO KARL” EXHIBITION
25.09.2019

On September 25 in Paris, the maison KARL LAGERFELD hosted a private exhibition to celebrate “A Tribute to Karl: The White Shirt Project.”

From around the world, Karl’s family and friends came together for this very special event. Guests included Anna Wintour, Takashi Murakami, Gigi Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Karlie Kloss, Alton Mason, Amber Valletta, Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl, Lucky Blue Smith, Caro Daur, Soo Joo Park, Saskia de Brauw, Baptiste Giabiconi, Suzy Menkes, Eva Herzigová, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Ingie Chalhoub, Lil Buck, Endless, Sarah Andelman, Sebastien Jondeau, Devon Windsor, Larry and Laurent Bourgeois (“The Twins”), Nieves Álvarez, Diala Makki, Tiffany Cooper, Hyunji Shin, Elena Perminova, Davika Hoorne, Holli Rogers, Kiddy Smile and the project’s curator Carine Roitfeld.

For the tribute project, a global community of artists, actors, models, designers and influencers each created bespoke editions of the white shirt silhouette, inspired by their own cherished memories, personal anecdotes and experiences.

The event was held in the iconic KARL LAGERFELD Maison, which is in the heart of Paris’ Saint-Germain-des-Pres neighborhood. For the occasion, the Maison and its surrounding courtyard were transformed into a gallery space including a hall of mirrors and rotating installations to display more than 45 shirts. The historic building also housed Karl Lagerfeld’s office and it remains the home to his namesake brand.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR WHITE SHIRT
26.09.2019

As part of the global launch of “A Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld,” you have the opportunity to custom design your own personalized white shirt.

At KARL LAGERFELD stores worldwide (and on KARL.COM), you are now able to purchase the dedicated white shirt from the tribute project. The collector’s pieces are embellished with Karl’s signature details — a high collar and thick cuffs — plus a special-edition tribute label on the front. Crafted from cotton poplin, the designs combine artisanal details with a sense of effortless, pared-back perfection.

At select stores, you will also be able to have the shirt customized with a selection of Karl’s iconic quotes and sketches. Below are the dates during which you can experience the white shirt exhibition in stores, plus enjoy the complimentary customization service.*

KARL LAGERFELD X L’ORÉAL PARIS
20.09.2019

The two iconic Parisian brands are joining forces to introduce a makeup collection like no other. KARL LAGERFELD and L’Oreal Paris are pleased to announce an unprecedented collection of beauty products, featuring feminine shades with a sophisticated, rock-chic touch.

Connected by their Parisian heritage, both KARL LAGERFELD and L’Oreal Paris share a vision based on elegance, style and relentless innovation. As Karl once said, “Tomorrow I could be the opposite of what I am today” — which is also the idea this collaboration invites women to explore.

The striking campaign was inspired by Karl’s most iconic quotes. It features the inimitable Helen Mirren, Doutzen Kroes, Liya Kedebe, Ling Xi, Luma Grothe, Louise Bourgoin and Soo Joo Park.

The collection is now available worldwide, and its launch has coincided with Paris Fashion Week.

A TRIBUTE TO KARL: THE WHITE SHIRT PROJECT
16.09.2019

It’s impossible to think about Karl Lagerfeld without envisioning his signature style: sleek leather gloves, mysterious dark sunglasses and, above all, a tailored white shirt. It was a fundamental piece in his own look, while season after season he faithfully evolved his vision of white shirts in his collections.

To celebrate Karl’s legacy, a global community of his friends and family has come together to reinterpret his beloved design. Inspired by their own personal anecdotes and experiences, they have reimagined the shirts to artfully reflect their own cherished memories of Karl.

The list of contributors includes (amongst others) Cara Delevingne, Kaia Gerber, Gigi Hadid, Lewis Hamilton, Diane Kruger, Alessandro Michele, Helen Mirren, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Kate Moss, Takashi Murakami, Olivia Palermo, Soo Joo Park, Cristiano Ronaldo, Nadja Swarovski, Amber Valletta, Steven Wilson and more.

The tribute launches worldwide on September 26 and will include limited-edition designs to be sold for charity, a traveling exhibition and much more.

“When I think of Karl’s most iconic designs from his career, I always I think of his white shirts,” said Carine Roitfeld, Style Advisor of KARL LAGERFELD and curator of the tribute project. “This tribute will allow us to honor his legacy while incorporating his unwavering love of fashion and giving back; I can’t imagine a better way for us to celebrate his passion for creativity.”

Further details will follow on KARL.COM in the coming weeks.

ABOUT “SAUVER LA VIE”
16.09.2019

Founded in 2016, “Sauver la Vie” is a French charity that supports the advancement of scientific research at the Paris Descartes University’s Faculty of Medicine. Funds raised by the charity support a diverse range of projects, from laboratory research on diseases to treatments that directly impact patients.

As part of the global “Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld,” seven exclusive shirt designs have been replicated 77 times each, to be sold for €777 per piece. The complete sales proceeds of each sale will be donated to “Sauver la Vie.”

“It’s an honor for us to be involved in the Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld, who supported our charity for many years,” said Prof. Gérard Friedlander, Founder of “Sauver la Vie” and Dean of Paris Descartes University’s School of Medicine. “Embracing the generous spirit that Karl demonstrated to us, this project is a special way to give back and support medical research to benefit all.”

Karl personally drew “Sauver la Vie’s” logo by hand. He also photographed the Paris Descartes University’s medical staff, which appeared in a special-edition book to celebrate the commitment and dedication of the doctors who work in the university’s hospital.

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