Is there nothing he can't do Now Chanel's multi-talented Karl Lagerfeld is set to design a couture helicopter
14:39 GMT, 6 April 2012
There are not many things to which Karl Lagerfeld can't turn his hand but, thus far, his collaborations haven't included helicopter design…
But now aircraft company Agusta Westland has tapped the polymatic Mr
Lagerfeld to design a fleet of VIP choppers.
Yes, the AW139
twin-turbine helicopter is to get the Lagerfeld treatment both inside
Karl Lagerfeld to design helicopter for A-list travel
We're not sure whether to expect it to be emblazoned with the giant
intertwined 'Cs' of Chanel, the 'K' logo of his new Karl diffusion line
or even his own patented silhouette in manner of the Colonel from
Kentucky Fried Chicken but one thing's for sure, it will be impossibly
A helicopter by Karl Lagerfeld will be
the ultimate means of travel for A-List fashionistas and we're certain
that Victoria Beckham, Carine Roitfeld, Sarah Jessica Parker, Blake
Lively, Claudia Schiffer and Co will all be on board with his new
But will there be room for all their monogrammed luggage
An Augusta Westland helicopter in khaki green – soon to get the Karl Lagerfeld treatment
The Westland website puts everyone's minds at rest, assuring potential customers that the AW139 is equipped to transport up to 15 passengers 'in a most spacious and comfortable cabin' with an 'ample baggage compartment.' Phew.
However, as Karl himself admits, the
one thing he doesn't seem to have cracked is driving: “I haven’t driven
since I was 18, and that’s a benefit to society because I ended up in a
ditch, without knowing why!”
So let's hope that he sticks to the design of helicopter and steers well clear of the cockpit.
THE WIDE WIDE WORLD OF KARL LAGERFELD
Karl Lagerfeld for Diet Coke
Karl Lagerfeld has long been known for his collaborative prowess.
He's designed bottles for Diet Coke and crystal glasses for Orrefors, directed commercials for Magnum, guest edited a recent issue of Paris' Metro newspaper
And then there's a little matter of 20 odd collections a year spanning Chanel, Fendi and Hogan.
Oh yes and his new eponymous lines too, of course: Karl Lagerfeld and the more affordable Karl – both of which are hawked on his very own website, Karl.com.
The site even boasts a section on 'karlisms' – featuring a selection of the kaiser's eminently quotable pearls of wisdom.
Our favourite 'If someone gives me a to-do list I say “thank you that is nice”. One needs things to throw in the wastebasket.'