That was the first time Cara Delevingne met Karl Lagerfeldthat’s when the latter asked him to drive for the haute couture collection Chanel spring-summer 2012. A young woman is paralyzed by stage fright. “I couldn’t believe I was there,” he recalled. But he came very close to me and just said: ‘You’re sure to be here’. To tell me, right now… Nothing is more powerful and comforting. I think I can say that he changed my life in such a profound way that to this day, it’s hard for me to understand. If the designer’s idea of a model’s life is difficult, his capsule collection for the brand Karl Lagerfeld, will be released worldwide on September 8, surely a perfect example of their close relationship.
A unisex collection, comfortable and versatile
baptized Cara loves Karl, the collection offers a mix of ready-made items and exclusive men’s items. “I don’t know how you can define the clothes as a style, he explained. For me, it is important to have a collection that is not only unisex, but also of course gender. The palette of the collection, very KL, focuses on black, blue and white. Dresses, elongated waists or shirts, all the pieces have details that allow them to be customized according to their shape. Some of the shirts, for example, have a detachable collar; others, buttons at the waist turn it into a shirt/crop-top.
“Last week, explain Cara DelevingneI was in Los Angeles for a friend’s birthday, then flew to New York to promote the show. Murder only in the House, and later I flew on a plane to London. And all of that in a week! There are many times when my life needs to be in a simple bag, so I like pieces that can be used in different ways. When I have time, I sleep a little; So, keeping that in mind, I’ve come up with a very comfortable collection, as easy to wear as it is to carry. Key pieces of the collection include a two-tone navy and black blazer, or a black reversible bomber jacket lined with fur. faux baby blue, perfect for tucking in!
“The reversible bomber jacket, I literally live in it…I wear it day and night! The bright side or the dark side, depending on who I am,” said Cara Delevingne. “I love it. My friends are always trying to steal from me. People always ask me where we can find them. And here I am: ‘I’m sorry! We have to wait until September!'”, he added with that sense of humor that we know from him. The entire line will be available on the brand’s website but also in pop-up shops in New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Milan.
If we believe Cara Delevingne, worth the wait: “We have been working on this collaboration for two years. I really think so Carl Be very proud of what we have done and how we have thought, without defining who will wear these clothes or how, allowing everyone to do what they want. themselves. He said he couldn’t wait to see the models worn on the street: “I tried to get as many people as possible to wear the collection before it launched , but I hope that people will share their way of giving pieces. their own style. Maybe it will inspire and motivate us for the second collection!
Translated by Hervé Lonca
Article originally published in Vogue US