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Karl Lagerfeld, International Man of Mystery, is never one to sit still. Today, WWD announced that Karl will be launching a new lower-priced line, entitled Karl, in January, and a signature collection called Karl Lagerfeld Paris later next year. While we already know a few things about the new line (it'll be available on Net-a-porter, it'll max out pricewise at 300 euros), there are plenty of things we don't know. But everyone loves a guessing game, so here goes.
1. The clothes will still be cut for fantastically skinny people.
Karl's distaste for all people who aren't rail thin has been pretty well documented. Will going mass-ish market force him to change his ways? We're dubious.
2. The clothes will have his name and/or face on them.
Karl's look is iconic, and he knows how to utilize his image in his marketing. Hurry up, Karl, because I need a T-shirt with your profile burned on it.
3. Even though the clothes will be sold through American retailers, the prices will be in Euros so Karl can remind you how European he is.
"I never had to learn English, French and German because I was brought up as all three languages." - Karl
4. The campaign will have either Coco Rocha or Claudia Schiffer in them. Or Blake Lively.
The man likes his models. And there's something to be said for loyalty.
5. The clothes will have animal products in them.
Karl loves his fur and leather, no matter what PETA says. After all, this is the man who once defended his use of fur on the runway by saying that we have to kill animals or they'll kill us.