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You would think it was enough that Karl Lagerfeld has the house of Chanel at his fingertips. At the brand, his tune is eclectic yet always classic and tuneful. He is the priest at the altar of Chanel and we all worship him, season after season. However this is not enough for the man they call Karl the Kaiser and so it comes as no surprise that now he is taking on the role as Editor-in-Chief of one of France's top newspapers, Liberation.
The entire issue bears the Lagerfeld touch, from illustrations to comments, special interviews of him, and an opinion page about the legendary designer - no part of the paper has been left untouched. The front page is a picture of the man himself encaptioned : “Karl Lagerfeld gives ‘Libé’ a makeover.” This he does indeed with his magical way of turning the ordinary into the extra-ordinary. Also included is a little mention from the "real" editor, Laurent Joffrin, who states that Lagerfeld “has a profound culture, and a sharp eye.”
The rest of the paper is made up of daily news but with this comes a Lagerfeld twist. Another side to the Fashion genius , Karl the artist. His "fashion-o-licious" drawings, range from portraits of Afghan men to Angela Merkel and Liliane Bettencourt. Perhaps the most interesting and amusing is his visual interpretation of the World Cup which has swept each nation to embrace the men who are representing their countries. However, Lagerfeld uses satire in his depiction of a dominant male sport using erotic portraits of the football players. This will surely only further enrage the football fans, lets face it England aren't exactly on a winning streak, in particular the 'macho' males who already have no interest in fashion whatsoever.
The newspaper is a collector’s item and there are only going to be a very limited, 160,000 copies printed, good luck on getting your hands on one! If not for the excitement of owning such a rare item,start the hunt for a copy now for the sheer entertainment and a good laugh on Mr Karl Lagerfeld .