Announced in July, the collection of white shirts designed by those close to Karl Lagerfeld to honor his heritage is now available for purchase.
“A Tribute to Karl: The White Shirt Project” was launched in homage to the German couturier who died in February, to celebrate his passion for white shirts. Seven of Karl Lagerfeld’s entourage, close friends and regular collaborators, revisited the iconic white shirt adding personal elements and details referencing the designer to honor ‘the Kaiser.’
A lineup of famous names
Carine Roitfeld, Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Tommy Hilfiger, Diane Kruger, Takashi Murakami, and Sébastien Jondeau are all associated with this special collection that can be discovered from now on. Before it become available for purchase, the collection was shown at the headquarters of the Karl Lagerfeld brand in Paris, with other designs from Kaia Gerber, Gigi Hadid, Soo Joo Park, Lewis Hamilton, Alessandro Michele, and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Different names, different designs
Cara Delevingne opted for a shirt decorated with certain of her tattoos; as such, a lion and elephant are found on the sleeves, and the little red heart regularly seen at the base of her throat embellishes the collar.
Carine Roitfeld designed a very feminine corset-style shirt with asymmetrical buttons; Tommy Hilfiger brought an American touch with stars and blue and red stripes, as well as glove motifs, Karl Lagerfeld’s iconic accessory.
Each design is issued in 77 shirts and sold for 777 euros, in reference to Karl Lagerfeld’s lucky number. They are available online at www.farfetch.com and www.karl.com. Profits will go to the “Sauver la Vie” program financing medical research at Paris Descartes University, which Lagerfeld supported for many years.
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