Lagerfeld Claims Fashion Territory in Dubai
Karl Lagerfeld might be taking his moniker as The Kaiser a touch too literally. British Vogue reported this week that the designer's set to conquer his own "fashion island" by 2014. No, not Fashion Island, the Newport Beach luxury mega-mall. Rather, Lagerfeld is designing a man-made island 12 miles off the coast of Dubai with Miami-based architecture firm Oppenheim and the KOR hotel group.
Isla Moda, a sprawling complex of glass, light and water, will include three luxury hotels, 150 residential villas (good luck getting into one of those) and high-end boutiques. If nothing else, this new venture secures a shoe-in market for Chanel's resort collections, given that the island doesn't sink back into the water. Can you say fashion disaster?
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