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Karl Lagerfeld's Bear Fashion Necessity

10/06/2008 at 04:00 PM ET

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While designers have long used Fashion Week to launch any number of licensed products, off brand projects or charity projects, Karl Lagerfeld took time out to draw attention this week to fashion’s current bear necessity. On Friday afternoon, the designer took time to premiere his latest pet project and this season’s most unlikely must-have: the Karl Lagerfeld Teddy Bear. Manufactured by legendary German toymaker Steiff, the Lagerfeld Bear held its own cocktail party at fashion haven Colette. The white plush furred bear is an effigy which bears a more than coincidental resemblance to the Kaiser himself: signature sunglasses, black suit, biker keychain and a studded “KL” belt. No wonder though — the bear was custom styled by Lagerfeld in Chanel’s workshops. Available online or through Neiman-Marcus as a limited 2500 numbered run edition, each bear wears a $1500 pricetag. Cuddly does not come cheap!

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believeingirl98 on

i love it!It’s so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!

Allanah on

The bear is cute, but no way am I paying $1500 for it! It’s just a bear! Karl Lagerfeld is extremely pretentious, anyway; I suppose this is merely an extension of his already far-stretched ego. “While designers have long used Fashion Week to launch any number of licensed products, off brand projects or charity projects, Karl Lagerfeld took time out to draw attention this week to fashion’s current bear necessity.” I rest my case.

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Tarek on

Gillart!! Jag tror skarpt pe5 tre4toffeln, har kf6pt “moheda tffeol” i svart med klack, se5 fort solen tittar fram skall dem sportas flitigt till jeans och vit T-shirt, Fre4scht.

 

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