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Last night, Karl Lagerfeld
rolled out the black carpet (obvs) and unveiled his new Olympic-inspired capsule collection at UK department store Selfridges
The collection features T-shirts with Olympic torches and discus-throwing Karls, metallic-speckled biker jackets, tote bags, and skinny jeans, and—the closest thing to sporting a medal gold around your neck—the Chanel
legend's collars in gold, silver and bronze sequins.
Sadly, only those in London can get in on the goods, but everyone
can enjoy these superlative quotes from Karl's interview with Grazia
last night. (Plus, isn't more info on Choupette all we really want anyway?)On twisting a sales opportunity out of the Olympics:
"Yes, at the moment you have to be a little opportunistic because it’s the thing of the moment. It’s a great year for England with the anniversary of the Queen and the Olympics."
On his fluffy princess kitty Choupette's fame:
"She’s like a huge powderpuff with blue eyes. People are stunned by her! I’ve done stories about her with Harper’s Bazaar, V Magazine with Laetitia Casta and for W Magazine. I think it’s fun. Soon people will talk more about Choupette than about me!"
On how he thinks he’s a cartoon:
"That’s why I like this collection with the T-shirts to make a joke out of me because I think I’m a cartoon."
Here's a better behind-the-scenes look at Karl's collection debut in London last night. We're a little jealous we couldn't make it—What about you?