Karl Lagerfeld, the eccentric German designer who blended fashion and art, who promoted white hair, black sunglasses and 19th-century-style shirt collars, and simultaneously was creative director of French (Chanel), Italian (Fendi) and other international fashion labels, passed away on the past February 19th, 2019.
Today, Boca do Lobo Blog will present you with the extraordinary Parisian suites, Les Grands Appartements, at the Hôtel de Crillon, one of the latest interior design projects of Karl Lagerfeld.
After a four-year renovation, Hôtel de Crillon reopened in 2017, unveiling a brilliant transformation that has made it one of the most venerable addresses in Paris. And while there are several admirable accommodations, from Suite Marie-Antoinette swathed in blush hues to Suite Bernstein with its 1,205-square-foot terrace, it’s the two Karl Lagerfeld–designed Les Grands Appartements that are the property’s statements.
The legendary icon had an affinity for 18th-century antiques and even purchased a model of the Hôtel de Crillon at a Christie’s auction several decades ago. With his Appartements, he created one of the most lavish quarters in the French capital.
Textured grey walls in the living room took nine layers of paint to create a ridged effect. The chandeliers all come from the Kaiser’s personal collection, one of which even features crystals that were hand-selected by the man himself. Cherub-adorned red marble fountains from the property’s original courtyard now serve as sinks in the powder rooms. The large-format photographs found throughout the chambers are a result of Lagerfeld’s time behind a lens. And with a touch of a button, a bookshelf in the curated library reveals the dreamiest of walk-in closets.
By Sofia Fonseca