The New It Bag: Karl, Who?

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Questioning your identity might just become the next big thing! Karl Lagerfeld puts us on the next bag-hot-track: the psy bag. It’s like having a quiet, honest dialogue with yourself (or is it a monologue?)! So therapeutic but so Beyond!

The Kaiser was spotted in France, at the Nice airport, wearing this Fake Karl lookalike bag with the riddle-sque line “Karl Who?” written-printed on (or maybe he’s just continuing his design-dialogue with Fake Karl). Isn’t it nice to know that even the biggest and Beyond ones have personality troubles? Would you wear your bag with your name on or you think it’s a designer’s privilege to do that? (photos via)

Karl Lagerfeld Bag

Lagerfeld Karl Who Bag

Karl Lagerfeld Karl Who Bag


#1 Daydreamer on 05.27.09 at 4:07 am

amm.. I’ll go paint my “it” bag now.

#2 Adriana on 05.27.09 at 7:27 am


I would love to read the book Karl’s former assistent Arnaud Maillard wrote.

#3 Daydreamer on 05.27.09 at 8:57 am

me too. I read part of it from NYmag, but it’s in French, isn’t it?

#4 Adriana on 05.27.09 at 9:16 am

Hi Daydreamer [I’m nocturnal so I start to dream after 10.00pm ;)], I’ve read it on Fashionologie. It’s out since two years in French and now translated into German. I’m Dutch and can read German but it take me too much time so I prefer English.

#5 Cristian Tijeras on 05.27.09 at 11:17 am

Wow its fantastic! Karl is more that designer, is a fashion icon.

i want his bag!

#6 Ellington on 05.27.09 at 5:14 pm

The Kaiser is magical.

#7 Carole Scott on 06.03.09 at 8:12 am

I’m working with DYLON Fabric Dyes – just for a bit of fun, you could try creating your own – details on DYLON’s dyetodye twitter page.

But the question is, would you paint ‘KARL WHO?’ or would you go for your own name?!

Just to be transparent – I am from DYLON’s PR agency, so understand if you don’t want to keep this post up.

#8 Adriana on 06.03.09 at 8:54 am

@Carole Scott: I LOVE DYLON! Use it since ages.

Tip: sometimes I dye some black stuff together when it has faded. After that it’s so nice to wash the dyed black pieces with other black stuff which cannot handle the heat the Wash Dylon needs and so that stuff looks nicer black too.

#9 Carole Scott on 06.04.09 at 1:28 am


My god, what a great tip! I shall tell the DYLON team that one. Also, if you ever have a small quantity to dye or something that can’t be washed in the machine, there is dye for hand wash use. I’ve used it and it’s good!

#10 Adriana on 06.04.09 at 5:40 am

I know! Years ago coloured tights were not available, as an example. I could lay my hand on a dozen of white ones and I’ve dyed them in all colours! Not a nice job btw. In a bucket on the oven slowly stir around and around for 15 minutes(?) in the mean time trying to read a book lol. Yeah, I’d really suffer for fashion because it was bloody hot and the smell was so nasty.
DYLON is the best to customize clothes and fix them up.

And natural vinegar is so nice for colours and softens the wash too. As a teen (tip from my granny) I made my hair shiny with it too.
So if the recession hits you there are so many ways to survive it stylish as possible!

#11 Carole Scott on 06.04.09 at 5:49 am

Wow, you guys are amazing for tips about dyeing! Adrianna, you’ll be pleased to know that you don’t have to heat up the hand dye at all nowadays. It’s warm water only – no smell, nothing unpleasant.

That said, i didn’t realise that i had a small hole in my rubber gloves and had pink fingers for half a day when i used the gorgeous Flamingo Pink for a cardigan recently!

Thanks for all the tips. I’ll post these on Twitter now.

#12 Adriana on 06.04.09 at 6:12 am

LOL! I know that too! I was sooooo happy when it was approved and I could get rid of that bucket and wooden spoon hahaha…..Well it was my pleasure. Oh, I’ve saved some vintage tins, those small round things, as a novelty and a memory.

#13 kpriss on 06.04.09 at 8:38 pm

Carole, welcome!

Adriana, the things we do for fashion! ;)

and since the question popped up: I would not, like in a gazillion years, paint my name on my bag. So many creative ways to embellish and bring a touch of your personality without bringing out your name (hey, while we’re at it, why not mark your address and your phone number on the back, who knows, maybe someone will return it if it gets lost!)

But the truth is the Kaiser can get away with anything! everything he touches has a magical glow to it. Even that plain bag! Impatiently waiting to see his next style achievements!

#14 Adriana on 06.05.09 at 5:45 am

Der Kaiser is immortal I’m afraid. He’s an actor too now. Well he lend his voice in a French animated film named Totally Spies. It’s based on a apparantly populair tv-serie. He “plays” a villain named Fabu! LOL!
“Spies” is set for a spin around the world, with sales in major territories including Switzerland, Australia, Mexico, Benelux, Eastern Europe and is in negotiations for sales to the U.K., Germany, Brazil, Colombia, Greece and Spain.
Until now not the US or Netherlands and Belgium.
I bet he’s a real villain who has a developed a secret immortal elixer and one day he’s Der Kaiser auf der vollständige Welt!

(Source: The Cut/Hollywood Reporter)

#15 ARTY DANDY on 06.19.09 at 4:44 am

For your information the “Karl Who?” bag is a Naco-Paris creation and it is available at Arty Dandy (49€) !

#16 Felis cats on 02.20.10 at 12:37 pm

Hello ;)
This bag is by French fashion designer Naco-Paris….

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