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Karl Lagerfeld is designing to 'grand apartments' in the Hotel de Crillon


Karl Lagerfeld has swapped fashion for interiors, as he gets ready to design two luxurious suites for the historic Hôtel de Crillon in Paris.

The Chanel creative director has been tasked with designing two of the palatial hotel's most prestigious suites, which Karl has called 'grand apartments'.

The Crillon, which opened as a hotel in 1909, dates back to 1758. Situated on the Place de la Concorde, it is steeped in the culture and history of 18th century Paris. It has 103 rooms and 44 suites, which have hosted the world's most famous people.

the Hotel de crillon

Speaking to WWD, Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, said: 'No-one understands Paris or the heritage of the Crillon better than Mr. Lagerfeld.' Given the years the designer has spent living and working in Paris, we would have to agree.

But this won't be Mr Lagerfeld's first foray into the world of interiors – the Chanel designer has also lent his design talents to the create the emblem for Sofitel So Singapore, and he also advised on the interiors of the Alma Schlosshotel in Berlin. If you happen to be travelling to the Hotel Metropole in Monte-Carlo, you'll see Karl's work in the restaurant and by the pool, too.

Karl, the interior decorator? We love it.

By Olivia Marks

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