Karl Lagerfeld And Lapo Elkann To Create Eyewear

Karl Lagerfeld

Chanel Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld and Italian entrepreneur Lapo Elkann have teamed up to create eyewear

Karl Lagerfeld is rarely photographed without his signature black sunglasses on, and Lapo Elkann has taken notice. The two have signed a two-year agreement to combine their styles into collections of sunglasses and optical frames for men and women. There will be three sunglasses and three optical frames with two styles that will be unisex.

Lagerfeld has said of the collaboration: “I love velvet gloves on iron hands and velvet sunglasses on steel eyes.” Since Elkann launched glasses with a velvet finish starting from 2009, it seems this is a perfect partnership.

The collaboration will be available starting October of this year but the full collection won’t be available till next year.