New York Fashion Week with Karl Lagerfelt

If you have been following my blog entries for the past week or so you know that I have been lurking around the tents at Bryant Park watching as many fashion shows at my sleep-deprived brain could handle. What I forgot to mention is that throughout the entire week I have been sneaking a plus one into all of the shows with me.  He is a fashion powerhouse and very slim due to his amazing diet techniques so he slips right into my pocket. His name is Karl Lagerfelt. Not to be confused with the real Karl Lagerfeld. See Mr. Lagerfeld’s website here.

Finger puppet Karl--skinny as ever!

Finger puppet Karl--skinny as ever!

Giving Karl the finger.

Giving Karl the finger.

I wish I could lie and take credit for making this absolutely genius creation but the credit goes to a woman named Melanie Howard who hand sews each and every little Karl herself. She also makes a Marc Jacobs and a Vivienne Westwood but Karl is the fiercest. Everyone who met him during fashion week instantly knew who he was supposed to be.

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Will the real Lagerfeld please stand up?

Will the real Lagerfeld please stand up?

Now before I delve into our adventures I want to clarify that this is in NO WAY meant to be slanderous toward the real Mr. Lagerfeld. I ADORE him and I think he is an amazing, eccentric artistic genius. That being said, the felt Karl can be a snarky little middle finger puppet from time to time.

So while I was covering the shows and interviewing designers I was also approaching celebs, designers and models and asking them to participate in my pocket Lagerfelt photo essay. I was shameless about asking anyone I could get close to, and, with the exception of Marc Jacobs, everyone thought the idea and the puppet were hilarious and graciously agreed. I wonder if Marc would have posed with his own facsimile? Maybe next season.

I probably should have told some of the PR firms putting on the shows that I was coming with such a VIP. Then maybe I wouldn’t have been completely denied tickets to Carolina Herrera, Badgley Mischka, Nanette Lepore, Anna Sui, J.Mendel, Miss Sixty, Zac Posen, and everyone even closely associated with the PR firm People’s Revolution–DVF, Alexandre Herchcovich, Nicholas K and Chado Ralph Rucci. ALL DENIED. Did that come out bitter?

Anyway Karl had a front row seat at every show but he has no legs so unless I could get a ticket as well he skipped them alltogether. Regardless of his superstar status he definitely needs a front row seat because seeing over anyone is out of the question due to his diminutive stature.

Perched in the front row.

Perched in the front row.

All in all we had a great week. Karl got lots of kisses from girls and boys and had more fingers up his hind quarters than I care to recount. Luckily I also carried a tiny Purell pump along with me. That put him in a good mood which was nice because he was a bit snippy since he was missing his fan. I tried to point out to him that he had no hands with which to hold a tiny fan but he ignored me. He did fall asleep during a few of the shows but I think that’s due to the fact that he only ate 3 cubes of cheese during the entire week. The following photos are some of the amazing people at fashion week that played with pint sized Karly. I thank everyone for being such a good sport.

Karl is inappropriate with Mad Men's Alison Brie. He was cold.

Karl is inappropriate with Mad Men's Alison Brie. He was cold.

Karl loves Angie Everhart. Supermodels rule.

Karl loves Angie Everhart. Supermodels rule.

what a doll!!

what a doll!!

DJ and photographer Brad Walsh Pinky swears with Karl.

DJ and photographer Brad Walsh Pinky swears with Karl.

I'm pretty sure Karl is very happy here with Chad White.

I'm pretty sure Karl is very happy here with Chad White.

Model Chanel Iman thinks Karl should use her in his shows!!!!

Model Chanel Iman thinks Karl should use her in his shows!!!!

Christian Siriano can relate to being carried around by me.

Christian Siriano can relate to being carried around by me.

Dina Lohan with Karl at the Project Runway finale. Karl fell asleep.

Dina Lohan with Karl at the Project Runway finale. Karl fell asleep.

Eric Wilson from the New York Times wants a ponytail too.

Eric Wilson from the New York Times wants a ponytail too.

Super sweetie SVP of IMG, Fern Mallis, gets a felt smooch!

Super sweetie SVP of IMG, Fern Mallis, gets a felt smooch!

Stylist Freddie Lieba and former hand model.

Stylist Freddie Lieba and former hand model.

Karl feels right at home in Greta Monahan's Chanel purse.

Karl feels right at home in Greta Monahan's Chanel purse.

Karl adores Irina's Vivienne Westwood chapeau! Grrrrrrrrrr.

Karl adores Irina's Vivienne Westwood chapeau! Grrrrrrrrrr.

Jane Krakowski loves Karl and Karl loves her back. And her front.

Jane Krakowski loves Karl and Karl loves her back. And her front.

Isabel Venero and fashion designer Jeffrey Banks

Isabel Venero and fashion designer Jeffrey Banks

Karl loved Jiliian Lewis' collection

Karl loved Jiliian Lewis' collection

I see Johnathan Adler and Karl have met before.

I see Jonathan Adler doesn't mind being 'felt' up.

Mark Indelicato loves black and white too.

Mark Indelicato loves black and white too.

Karl + Katherine McPhee = TLF

Karl + Katherine McPhee = TLF

Venexiana designer Kati Stern. Karl loves real fur. Sorry PETA.

Venexiana designer Kati Stern. Karl loves real fur. Sorry PETA.

Kevin Christiana only wears head-to-toe Chanel.

Kevin Christiana only wears head-to-toe Chanel.

The fabulous Lauren Ezersky

The fabulous Lauren Ezersky

Kit Scarbo thinks Karl looks amazing in leather pants.

Kit Scarbo thinks Karl looks amazing in leather pants.

By the last show Karl was WASTED! Lea had to carry him out.

By the last show Karl was WASTED! Lea had to carry him out.

Loni Love is HILARIOUS!

Loni Love is HILARIOUS!

Supermodel Manon loves her some Karl. See below.

Supermodel Manon loves her some Karl. See below.

How many licks to the center of a Karl pop?

How many licks to the center of a Karl pop?

Stylist and Harper's Bazaar consultant: gorgeous Mary-Alice Stephenson

Stylist and Harper's Bazaar consultant: gorgeous Mary-Alice Stephenson

John Bartlett thinks the real Karl is a genius but this one falls flat.

John Bartlett thinks the real Karl is a genius but this one falls flat.

Paper Magazine editor Mickey Boardman hearts Karl.

Paper Magazine editor Mickey Boardman hearts Karl.

Karl loves Nina Garcia!

Karl loves Nina Garcia!

Nole Marin pinky swears with Karl.

Nole Marin pinky swears with Karl.

Patrick McDonald knows Karl makes a fierce hat accessory.

Patrick McDonald knows Karl makes a fierce hat accessory.

Victorinox Creative Director Pierre-Henri Mattout has a pocket protector.

Victorinox Creative Director Pierre-Henri Mattout has a pocket protector.

Models LOVE Karl!

Models LOVE Karl!

And Karl Loves models!!

And Karl Loves models!!

Karl is jealous of Rebecca Taylor's lip gloss.

Karl is jealous of Rebecca Taylor's lip gloss.

Barbie designer Robert Best always wears gloves to match Karl

Barbie designer Robert Best always wears gloves to match Karl

Sean Lennon thinks Karl is too serious.

Sean Lennon thinks Karl is too serious.

Karl sticks to Simon Doonan like velcro

Karl sticks to Simon Doonan like velcro

CFDA Executive Director Steven Kolb treid to out Karl in his gift bag.

CFDA Executive Director Steven Kolb tried to put Karl in his gift bag.

Tim thinks Karl has a point.

Tim thinks Karl has a point.

America's fiercest top model, Yoanna House.

America's fiercest top model, Yoanna House.


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5 Responses to “New York Fashion Week with Karl Lagerfelt”

  1. heee heee …..that was funny.

  2. This was awesome and hilarious!!! I love Karl Lagerfelt! Best – idea – ever.

  3. Who doesn’t love Karl Lagerfelt? I want my own pocket Karl. It’s so good to see Yoanna House out and about. She looks amazing! I’m sure she’s even more stunning in person…and to think, she had a baby less than a year ago. Mama is oh so fierce.

  4. Thank you so very very very much for taking Karl out and about on fashion week. I’m so thrilled and appreciative!

  5. exemplary work. You have gained a new subscriber. I hope you keep up the good work and I look forward to more of the same absorbing posts.

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