I just read this on The Zoe Report and I am hoping it’s not true!
Is Karl Lagerfeld Retiring?
According to reports by Page Six, Karl Lagerfeld may draw the curtain on his illustrious career after Chanel’s upcoming Cruise show in Cuba next month. Rumored to be 83 years old, the designer began his work at Chanel in 1983 and Fendi in 1965 and also found time to design for beloved French brand, Chloe. In today’s current climate of designer musical chairs, Lagerfeld remains somewhat of an anomaly, designing multiple collections a year for Chanel, Fendi and his namesake line, while also acting as photographer for all of his campaigns and additional editorials. Insiders claim the powerhouse is getting tired (who can blame him), but Lagerfeld has never hinted at a desire to retire and we wouldn’t be surprised if he followed in the footsteps of Coco Chanel, who remained at the helm of the company until she passed away in 1971. Regardless, all eyes will be on his Cuban fashion show on May 3rd.
I adore beautiful coffee table books. In fact they are one of the few things I collect. This year I have four coffee table books on my Christmas list. Any of these books make a perfect gift for anyone who enjoys fashion and style, as well as the perfect gift for yourself.
The Little Black Jacket, Chanel’s Classic Revisited By Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld
I am pretty much obsessed with Carine Roitfeld and everything she does. My Christmas List is topped with this gorgeous book celebrating Chanel’s little black jacket. Her partnership with KarlLagerfeld always yields the spectacular, and this glorious tome will not disappoint. Order it here: The Little Black Jacket
Oscar De La Renta, The Style, Inspiration And Life of Oscar De La Renta
Somewhat bittersweet with his recent passing, this updated version of the 2002 book celebrates Oscar de la Renta’s milestones in the world of fashion and style.
“Oscar completely understands who he is and who he is dressing… He’s never tried to be avant-garde or difficult. He just does really good clothes, never overtly sexy but attractive, colorful, and feminine,” Anna Wintour.
Valentino At The Emperor’s Table Celebrating the luxe lifestyle of the Last Emperor himself, At The Emporer’s Table gives us a gorgeous glimpse into the lavish and stylish entertaining hosted by Valentino Garavani in his five beautiful homes (Gstaad, Paris, Rome, London and New York) and aboard his private yacht. Showcasing his exhaustive collection of table settings and objets d’arte, with photography by Oberto Gili, the book is written by Andre Leon Talley and features recipes from Garavani’s personal chefs.
Tory Burch sees the world in color. This book takes you through her world, color by color, exploring her world of style, home decor, entertaining, travel, art and of course fashion. It gives you insight into the brand, and also a glimpse at her life. And it’s fabulous. Order here: Tory Burch In Color