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Live the Life: Karl Lagerfeld


Suggestions on how to look like the fashion icon

Photography by Koji Yano

For almost 30 years, Karl Lagerfeld has helmed French fashion empire Chanel, taking the brand's trademark utilitarian tweed suits and spinning them into outlandish and glamorous fripperies. The Kaiser's personal style, however, is mechanical in its vampiric piousness. Clad exclusively in black and white, with a high-collared dress shirt, dark sunglasses, fingerless gloves, a white ponytail, and a glittering bauble of some kind, the designer has cultivated an extreme signature look.

1. Shirt by Prada, $490

2. 3 station black sun necklace by Eddie Borgo, $315

3. 10 strand necklace by Giles & Brother, $420

4. Sunglasses by Chanel, $380

5. Tie by Tom Ford, $245

6. Cufflinks by Asprey, $3,200

7. Conduite gloves by Hermes, $630

8. Belt by Louis Vuitton, $655

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