Obama was 200 percent advertising. I promote myself to sell my brands. Because now I am a kind of celeb. I am in a different world than the fashion industry. I am with Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Madonna. I build me as a celebrity.
When asked, Audigier explained that Michael had come to him with the possibility of creating a "chic" clothing line, far from the glitz and glamour of his infamous stage costumes. With jackets, t-shirts, socks, gloves and accessories all in the pipeline, the question still remains as to whether the clothing line will go ahead or not. Jackson didn't sign the contract before he died, however Audigier hopes to still release it. The 'Jackson Jacket' would have retailed at around $220, although stakes could now reach a possible $500, and what with numerous fashion tributes to the King of Pop himself, there is no doubt of the demand for it. Jackson fans, watch this space.
"The unrestrained, bedazzled, heavy-metal-goes-Bollywood aesthetic rivals the gaudy heyday of Gianni Versace. Instead of knocking it, the style arbiters of the world should be grateful. Monsieur Audigier has done a real mitzvah to the insecure fashion cognoscenti: He has given them something about which to feel superior. If Ed Hardy did not exist, they would have to invent it in order to get their snooty fix."
Berlin Fashion Week is in full swing, and today we bring you looks from designers Frida Weyer and Anja Gockel, along with recycled fashions (some made from comic books) by Stephan Hann and a Christian Audigier spectacle at the city's Bread and Butter trade fair, which Justin Timberlake visited yesterday to support his line William Rast.
Fashion week lasts until Saturday, so keep checking back for looks from the catwalk.