Runway to Reality
Karl Lagerfeld unveils an elegant collection for Macy’s
In the world of high fashion, Karl Lagerfeld already is the king of cool. So when we heard the groundbreaking designer was producing a cash-conscious collaboration with Macy's for its upscale Impulse department (home of cutting-edge brands like Free People, Seven and French Connection), our fall fashion forecast called for a shower of chic.
Lagerfeld, who designs an eponymous line while also serving as the creative director for Fendi and Chanel, has imbued this 36-piece collection with his signature rebel-meets-royal style: T-shirts emblazoned with his profile, twill and tailored suiting and structured dresses with rock-and-roll detailing.
The most impressive pieces in the Impulse line are those that directly correlate to Lagerfeld's runway oeuvre. For example, this pink rounded-collar shift ($99) is a demure take on this navy number from Fendi fall 2011. We also love how the lace in this knit top ($79) reminds us of Chanel's sophisticated fall 2011 jumper. For an ultrapolished look, try this Coco-inspired black-and-white tuxedo dress ($139) that blocks color in a similar respect to this Chanel resort 2012 suit.
Lagerfeld for Impulse is currently available in 235 Macy's stores nationwide and at macys.com. Who knew mass market could be so haute?