Lagerfeld takes over Wallpaper

The international design, fashion and lifestyle magazine, Wallpaper has signed up fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld and Philippe Starck as guest editors for its October issue.

They have both created unique covers for they issues. Lagerfeld’s ‘peelable’ front cover will feature male model Baptiste Giabiconi dressed in Dior Homme while Starck will make a triple-layered front cover made from tracing paper. Each layer will have an image representing a different state of evolution.

Lagerfeld’s personal 27-page edition will include Ancient Rome and the Palace of Versailles as well as his collection of houses.

Starck, however, focuses on product and interior design.

Editor in chief Tony Chambers said: “Like their illustrious predecessors. Lagerfeld and Starck have made full use of their prime piece of Wallpaper real estate. Both have stepped out of their creative comfort zones to challenge our preconceptions as well as their own. It is a fascinating, contrasting portrayal of 21st century genius and they have both delivered outstanding projects that are memorable and collectible. Their covers have pushed the boundaries of magazine design and production: the art of ink-on-paper manifest.”

The magazine will be on sale from 10 September.

Lagerfield:

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Starck:

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