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Functional, fur-covered helmets at Lagerfeld

Functional, fur-covered helmets at Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld gave fur, the staple of stoles and coats, a new raison d'etre Sunday, sending out fully functional mink-covered motorcycle helmets as part of his winter 2010 ready-to-wear collection.
Fur epaulettes also added a quirky touch to military jackets and dressed up long, lean and clean-lined evening gowns.
"Now everyone is on scooters, even chic women, so we had to do the helmet," said Lagerfeld, who has reached ueber-celebrity status as the designer for Chanel and Fendi. The helmets, made by French brand Ruby, are road ready and outfitted with an I-pod connection that pumps music directly in, he said.
The mostly black collection also included short dresses with sharp, square shoulders and built-in caplets worn over skinny pants with a vertical red stripe down the back.
Lagerfeld said the powerful shoulder was the starting point for the collection.
"Unlike the shoulder pads of the 1980s, these shoulders don't jet out horizontally, but rather wrap around the shoulder like a bridge," he told reporters backstage. "It gives the attitude for the whole look without looking like an old truck driver from the 1980s."
One look that definitely did not scream truck driver was an ankle-length black turtleneck gown adorned with thick sparkly ropes like tinsel at the throat and the square shoulders.
Accessories, a cash-cow for many luxury labels, included diminutive square-shaped purses on a ropey strap, fingerless mittens like those Lagerfeld himself often sports and heavy silver earrings that covered the entire ear like a metallic earmuff.


Updated : 2021-10-22 22:37 GMT+08:00