Karl Lagerfeld interior designer for iconic Parisian hotel
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Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld turned interior designer for the historic Hôtel de Crillon in Paris.
The German fashion designer, who has his own label as well as being head designer and creative director for iconic fashion houses Chanel and Fendi, just decided to get a little bit busier.
How is it going to juggle it all it's unclear, however one thing is for sure: Karl Lagerfeld is about to design two luxurious suites for the prestigious Parisian hotel, currently undergoing a major renovation.
The iconic Hôtel de Crillon was founded in 1906 and is located in one of the two identical stone palaces on the Place de la Concorde. Dating back to 1758, the palace is imbued with the culture and history of 18th century Paris and the hotel itself hosted in its 103 rooms and 44 suites some of the world's most famous people.
The two luxury suites assigned to the creative genius of Lagerfeld were defined as “grand apartments” by the designer and will be ready to reopen in 2015.
In an interview with WWD, Radha Arora, president of the Crillon's parent company Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, said “No-one understands Paris or the heritage of the Crillon better than Mr. Lagerfeld.”
Additionally, Mr Lagerfeld already proved his talent as interior designer creating designs for other hotels in the past.
The fashion icon indeed created the poolside and restaurant décor at the Hôtel Métropole in Monte-Carlo, designed the emblem for Sofitel So Singapore, and oversaw the redecoration of interiors of the Alma Schlosshotel in Berlin.
The renovation of the historic Crillon is under the artistic direction of Lebanese architect and designer Aline d’Amman. The major work is overseen by architects Richard Martinet, of Parisian firm Affine Design, with Chahan Minassian, Cyril Vergniol and Tristan Auer for the interiors.