Already, even before the small 14-piece section of graphic black and white clothes under his own KL label and the circle of tailored suits that is the start of a long tribute to Chanel, any museum visitor has to ask the question: how does Karl juggle all these brands? Steidl has created an entire wall of logos. Aside from the issue of his own Lagerfeld brand seeming puny beside the might of Chanel, and the fact that he is now in his eighties, what is the secret of these alter egos?
Jeanne Lanvin (at the Palais Galliera, Paris, until August 23) is an exhibition curated by Olivier Saillard with Alber Elbaz, Lanvin’s current artistic director, as an alter ego. The result is as light, fresh and charming as lilies of the valley on a May day.
Hugo Boss A sweet, fruity and youthful scent, Hugo Woman has top notes of boysenberry, mandarin and red grass, a heart of sambac, black plum, iris and Indian black tea and a creamy drydown of sandalwood, cedar and amber.