Karl Lagerfeld. In Yellow.

23 Jun 2008

It’s yellow, it’s ugly, it doesn’t go with anything, but it could save your life.

If the US Department of Transportation stepped through a looking glass to hire someone from Runwayland, who would it be? While considering this deep thought, I realized that Karl’s personal style (sunglasses/gloves/tie/wearing lots of Hedi Slimane) may have greater mass culture fame than the garments he himself creates. The visage outpaces the artist. This is the Karl that we see in Grand Theft Auto IV, and while I doubt that many gamers know his body of work, they recognize his body and assent that yes, indeed, he is a fashion icon.