Karl Lagerfeld, fresh from turning the Chanel catwalk into a high fashion supermarche, is taking his interior talents to the next level, by designing an entire hotel.
The fashion designer will give the 270-room Chinese hotel, which is set to open in 2017, the Karl treatment – we're imagining a lot of monochrome, and possibly a suite given over to his beloved Choupette.
Lagerfeld has described the look of the hotel to be '19th-century style,' but 'modern at the same time,' which hasn't left us any clearer about what it will finally look like.
But we do know that it will be up to the highest possible standard, because it has to be good enough for Karl to stay in himself. And as we all know, he's a stickler for details.
Speaking to WWD, Karl said: 'You know, Gabrielle Chanel always said, ‘I only make dresses I would wear.’ And I make only rooms where I would like to sleep. It’s as simple as that. When I do a thing like this I think, Would you live there or not? Do you want to wake up there? Do you think the bathroom is comfortable? It’s very childish thinking, but, you know, it’s like the song ‘My Way'.'
This won't be Mr Lagerfeld's first foray into the world of hotels. He recently designed two luxurious suites at the legendary Hotel de Crillon in Paris. Given his numerous other jobs: Fendi, his eponymous label, and Chanel, to name just a few, you'd think Karl was being key busy enough. But apparently not.
'[I would approach this] like [I approach] my own houses and apartments, but I have more houses than I need and I don’t want to do any anymore,' he said. 'So I can—how could I say?—get rid of my frustration by doing hotels.'
Well, we're not complaining...
By Olivia Marks
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