Karl Lagerfeld may be the only designer who could, within 24 hours, debut both a 61-piece couture runway collection, and a 70-piece women’s ready-to-wear line with a top e-tailer. After a month-long build up of the collection, Karlphiles can finally get their hands on wearable and pretty affordable separates at NET-A-PORTER.COM tomorrow including a moto style jacket in black and white leather, a sequin pencil skirt ($310), a double breasted evening jacket, a silver lame tunic blouse ($200), a pair of black patent boxers’ shorts with elastic waistband, and signature Karl detachable collars ($175 each) and fingerless black leather gloves.
A team effort between the world’s busiest designer and the top online luxury retailer warrants a day of special launch-related events—in New York, a pop-up window shop opens at 10:30am at 375 Bleecker street to reveal graphics of the collection that customers can scan with their iPhone or iPad to purchase (or win!), and the first 50 visitors will be outfitted with a pair of the leather fingerless gloves or one of the collection’s collars. Meanwhile in Paris a mysterious cube in Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés will be opened by Mr. Lagerfeld himself to reveal some sort of unseen film footage from the designer and more opportunities to win pieces of the collection. Check out more pieces of the collection after the jump!
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