As if the fashion world can take any more surprises from Lagerfeld after his supermarket presentation at fashion week, he announced that a Macau hotel is currently in the works. Set to open in 2017, this development is no surprise for those who have been closely following Lagerfeld's achievements. Aside from being the head designer and creative director for Chanel and Fendi, Lagerfeld has previously designed a pool in Monte Carlo and is set to design two Parisian hotel suites in the near future.
For those of you wondering what a Lagerfeld-hotel would look like, you're not alone. The mogul told Women's Wear Daily that the 20-story tower will incorporate "19th century style," but still be "modern at the same time." True to Chanel form, Karl says of his latest endeavor that "Gabrielle Chanel always said, ‘I only make dresses I would wear.’ And I make only rooms where I would like to sleep. It’s as simple as that. When I do a thing like this I think, Would you live there or not? Do you want to wake up there? Do you think the bathroom is comfortable? It’s very childish thinking, but, you know, it’s like the song ‘My Way.’” The Macau hotel will be centered in The Lisboa Palace, alongside the Palazzo Versace.
While we've always trusted Karl's judgment when it comes to design (buildings, Diet Coke cans, or otherwise), it's good to know that he'll be designing a space that he himself would enjoy. Those questions may have lead him to build this hotel in the first place: “[I would approach this] like [I approach] my own houses and apartments, but I have more houses than I need and I don’t want to do any anymore. So I can—how could I say?—get rid of my frustration by doing hotels.”
Karl Lagerfeld and Cara Delevigne at his supermarket-themed
Chanel show in Paris this past week.