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Biography of Anna Dello Russo

After studying history of art and Italian literature, Anna Dello Russo took on the fashion world when she began working for Donna Magazine. Working on the magazine’s editing team, she met Vogue Italia’s Annalisa Milella. This was the beginning of a long chain of collaborations between the two women: Anna Dello Russo went on to work for Vogue Italia and Vogue l’Uomo for 18 years.

After growing  tired of working in man’s world , Anna Dello Russo left her position at Vogue to work as a freelance journalist. She soon became a fashion consultant for Japanese Vogue and various couture houses. She is presently editor-in-chief of Japanese Vogue.

Fashion fanatic Anna Dello Russo is not only an editor. She is also a world-recognised personality known for her eclectic fashion sense. She has admitted to owning a personal collection of almost 4,000 pairs of shoes!

 

 

You can find this biography at http://uk.ykone.com/reporters/bio/anna-dello-russo

An Interview with Karl Lagerfeld

Biography of Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld is the master of reinvention, having transformed himself as well as his labels. He is the current designer for Chanel, Fendi and his eponymous label. He has previously designed for Chloe and created a range for H&M.

Karl Lagerfeld was born in Hamburg in 1938. He has one older sister, Martha Christiane, who was born in 1931 and an older half-sister, Thea, from his father’s first marriage.

Lagerfeld was originally born Karl Otto Lagerfeldt, but Karl removed the ‘t’ as he wrote in his book, The Karl Lagerfeld Diet, that it sounded “more commercial”.

Lagerfeld emigrated to Paris at the age of 14.

He has previously designed costumes for La Scala opera.

Karl speaks several languages and owns 7L – a bookshop in Paris. He has also published books of his art photography.

In 1955, at the age of 17, Lagerfeld worked at Pierre Balmain, after winning a competition. He then worked for Jean Patou, Krizia, Charles Jourdan and Valentino.

In 1967, he joined Fendi, then Chloe the following decade.

He joined Chanel in 1983, returning briefly to Chloe in 1993 to replace outgoing designer Martine Sitbon.

In 1984, he launched his own name Karl Lagerfeld label which, he said, would channel “intellectual sexiness”.

By 1997, Vogue crowned Lagerfeld “unparalleled interpreter of the mood of the moment”.

Lagerfeld is famous for having lost a lot of weight and bringing out a diet book, The Karl Lagerfeld Diet. He lost 90lbs on a diet which included eating tuna and blackberry mousse. He said “I think that fashion is the healthiest motivation for losing weight.” He also revealed that dieting isn’t any fun: “You have to be a real bore like me for it to work.”

In 2005, Lagerfeld sold his own name brands (Lagerfeld Gallery and Lagerfeld), to Tommy Hilfiger, but maintained full design involvement.

In March 2005, Lagerfeld spoke of his mother, thanking her for the fact he had never smoked. He said “‘If you smoke, you hands are always on show, and yours aren’t particularly nice,’ she said. I’ve never had a cigarette. I wanted to please her because she hated anything second-rate.”

Lagerfeld designed two footwear lines for Italian label Hogan in 2010.

It was announced in March 2011 that Lagerfeld would design Lily Allen’s wedding dress, for her marriage to Sam Cooper in June 2011.

Karl said in May 2011 that he wasn’t a big technology man: “I don’t use cell phones. I read, I write, I love faxes, I like to take notes. I hate to be on the phone, I think it’s an intrusion. I’m reading, I’m sketching, I don’t want to be interrupted,” he said.

 

Biography from VogueUK.com

Coco Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld

Harper’s Bazaar posted this beautiful illustrations of the iconic designer Coco Chanel and I couldn’t help but to share it with you guys!

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Photos: harpersbazaar.com

Chanel Boy Bag Collection

This fall Chanel is launching its new hand bag collection called Chanel Boy Bag. The bags are inspired by Coco Chanel’s hunting cartridge style bag.

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“Chanel used men’s underwear to make dresses; she had this boyish attitude, in fact it is the very spirit of Chanel. She got it from Boy Capel, the great love of her life, which, incidentally, explains why the new bag is called the Boy Chanel,”   Karl Lagerfeld

Photos: bagsnob.com, fashionologie.com, .fashionising.com

Favorites from the Met Gala 2011

Blake Lively in Chanel,  with designer Karl Lagerfeld

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen

Taylor Swift in J. Mendel

Diane Kruger in Jason Wu

Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen

Ashley Greene in Donna Karan

Jessica Alba in Ralph Lauren, with husband Cash Warren

Gisele Bundchen in Alexander McQueen

Brooklyn Decker in Michael Kors

Dakota Fanning in Valentino

Eva Mendes in Stella McCartney

Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney

Ciara in Prabal Gurung

Renee Zelleweger in Carolina Herrera

Liv Tyler in Givenchy.

Bar Refaeli in Rag & Bone

Hailee Steinfeld in Stella McCartney

Photos: stylebistro.com, Radar.com, 24ktstyle.com

Great Quote: Karl Lagerfeld