Karl Lagerfeld Becomes A Proper Noun

It is not unusual for Karl Lagerfeld to feature in print – as the head designer of Chanel and a style icon in his own right it should be expected.

In the new edition of Le Petit Larousse Illustré however, (Larousse Small Illustrated Dictionary) an illustrated French Dictionary and reference book, the Kaiser himself appears as an official proper noun.

Incidentally Lagerfeld also designed this year’s edition, joining the ranks of French artist Moebius and fellow designer Christian Lacroix. The dictionary is packaged in a black case with Lagerfeld’s illustration of a “woman blowing the seeds of knowledge” Larousse’s logo. The case also has a sketch of the Chanel designer with the words “Dressed by Karl Lagerfeld”.

God, even the reference books are chic in France.

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