“If you ask me what I’d most like to have invented in fashion, I’d say the white shirt. For me, the white shirt is the basis of everything. Everything else comes after,”- Karl Lagerfeld
It’s been revealed that a host of famous faces have designed custom white t-shirts to honor the late great fashion phenom. The news of the creative director came as a great shock to the industry but, also the world. one of the most recognizable forces in fashion had passed away earlier this year with fans coming out in droves to memoralialise the designer.
This september, during Paris fashion week, Carine Roitfeld will be overseeing the white shirt project developed to pay tribute to the icon by gathering a number of high profile names including, Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss and tommy Hilfiger to design custom white t-shirts in support of the French organization Sauver La Vie, a medical research institute.
Displayed at Lagerfeld’s HQ of Rue Saint- Guillaume where 7 designs will be replicated 77 times and sold for 777euros. “The participants in this tribute are all people who Karl knew, who he felt connected to, or who inspired him,” said the chief executive officer of Karl Lagerfeld, Pier Paolo Righ. “After Karl’s passing, so many people wanted to share their admiration for Karl and express their emotions.”
11 July 2019