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Merci Monsieur Lagerfeld

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For someone credited with having influenced the world of fashion – and particularly for more than two decades since joining Chanel as creative director in 1983 – the image of one of the world’s most adored brand, it’s a wonder Karl Lagerfeld’s seemingly limitless talents have not been acknowledged yet in France. Until now.

Following a host of distinguished designers previously bestowed with the award – including Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs and Sonia Rykiel – Kaiser Karl was presented with the Legion of Honour award at the Elysée presidential palace last Thursday, from French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

The award – the highest decoration in France – was conferred in the company of Chanel owners Alain and Gérard Wertheimer, Chanel CEO Maureen Chiquet, President of the label’s fashion activities Bruno Pavlovsky, Chanel creative director of make-up Peter Phillips and Chanel long time muse Amanda Harlech, highlighting the designer’s formidable career (he also designs for Fendi since 1965 and for his eponymous label since 1984).

With words reaching La Moda Dubai that Karl Lagerfeld is succeeding Terry Richardson (underage models rejoice) to photograph the next Pirelli calendar, the annual highly-anticipated supermodel fest, it seems Karl is not ready yet to hit the hay, as rumor had it.

To keep you waiting until his next project, have a tete-a-tete cup of tea with the master himself with Karl’s prêt-a-porTEA, now available at S*uce, Dubai Mall, The Village Mall and Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi.

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