Franz Ferdinand enlist Christian Westphal for tour costumes

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Ever since their inception into the pop charts Franz Ferdinand have been pretty fashion savvy, but now they’re stepping things up a notch as they’ve enlisted Danish designer Christian Westphal to come up with costumes for their upcoming tour. Promoting their latest album ‘Tonight’ their tour takes them across Europe and then to the US including an appearance at Californian festival Coachella.

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Just when Karl says no…Opening Ceremony launch website!

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Fashion extraordinaire and all-round legend Karl Lagerfeld recently told the press that “an H&M dress and a Chanel dress can look the same in a small photo, but not in real life” and explained that he isn’t ready to take the Chanel label online. However, Opening Ceremony (the great albeit not couture label) have just opened their website and online shop.

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Will ReidJust when Karl says no…Opening Ceremony launch website!

Brandish Inspiration: The Sartorialist Shoots Chanel Menswear in Fantastic Man 8

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It’s that time of year when men and women of every age are all forgetting about work and turning their thoughts to something much more important- Christmas presents. I’m not talking about gifts for the slightly odd uncle or some flowers for that 80-year old neighbour who suddenly said ‘hello’ yesterday even though you heard she had died two months ago (just me?) I mean a Chanel Menswear tweed coat.

The great Karl Lagerfeld is no idiot when it comes to the gift-giving season and for the eighth issue of Fantastic Man, he has asked Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist) to shoot the latest collection of Chanel goodies. Wow.

See after the jump for all the pictures from the editorial!

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Will ReidBrandish Inspiration: The Sartorialist Shoots Chanel Menswear in Fantastic Man 8

H&M does Comme des Garçons

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Major fashion retailer H&M has got together with Japanese fashion ninjas Commes des Garcons to bring you the latest in affordable fashion. H&M is not new to collaborating with the big wigs of fashion, their ’04 colab with Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld springs immediately to mind, so the new line of clothes has been eagerly awaited for months now and has sprung many an internet debate mostly focusing on the cost of the pieces which are to be expected to be on the pricey side for the rock bottom retailer H&M.

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Ex-Dior Homme Designer Jordan Askill Bejewels DSM!

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Jordan Askill, a designer whose work for Dior Homme and Ksubi has cemented him as a name to keep an eye on, has launched a jewellery collection at Dover Street Market (DSM.) Dover Street Market is a fashion emporium founded by Rei Kawakubo and her husband and it has become known for its artistic installations, exclusive lines and designer collaborations. In previous years, we’ve seen a hotel room designed by Alber Elbaz of Lanvin and a Tiki-hut check-out.

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Will ReidEx-Dior Homme Designer Jordan Askill Bejewels DSM!

WISHLIST: A Closet Session with à la Fake Karl

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Now this looks like my kind of party!

I feel like a horrible, disgusting sorry excuse for a fashion follower. Why am I bound by such emotional wounds? Why do I feel so sick-minded and wrong?

Answer: I want an invitation to Fake Karl’s closet. Yes, it’s true! I, Will Reid, couldn’t think of anything this week that could be desired more than a day of hanging upside down with Anna and Karl sipping our “respective drinks.”

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Love The Look: Joshua Jackson Looks Pretty Good For An Ex-Dawson Creek Star

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This week’s ‘Love The Look’ sees Joshua Jackson, and boyfriend of Diane Kruger, looking incredibly dapper in a Hollywood screen-star suit. I’m guessing that, by the waistcoat, details and fact that just about every Hollywood man at the moment is hooked, that the suit is by Tom Ford but who care’s about a lack of originality when you’ve made this much effort!

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Kaiser Karl’s Couture

More Kaiser Karl for you today and this time it’s a shoot that he has done for issue #96 of Numero. The shoot for a feature called “La Couture” is inspired by film noir and has Lagerfeld’s go-to girls of couture Karmen Pedaru, Heidi Mount and Vlada Roslyakova. Though strictly speaking this is more of a female orientated shoot it does feature a couple of male models and all the outfits look great so it’s worth checking out.

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Karl Lagerfeld: A Cuddly Bear for Children of Today?

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“Bears are very nice, as long as you are nice to them”

For a man who claims to not only feel no human emotion but to want no possessions, memories or immortilisation, Karl Lagerfeld sure likes to have his bedazzled fingers in a lot of different pies. After Grand Theft Auto, the Kaiser has collaborated with the German toy manufacturer Steiff on a Karl Lagerfeld teddy bear. That means a bear decked out in all the maestro’s signature pieces; the sunglasses, the rings, the high-collared shirt, skinny trousers, statement belt and skinny tie.

See after the jump for a full-detail picture and all the information!

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Visionaire 54 SPORT- A Lacoste Tribute

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The latest edition of Visionaire has been outed as a tribute to Lacoste’s 75th Anniversary. So far, the infamously expensive Visionaire collection has seen issues made of puzzles and vinyl records but we are now being treated to the ‘first wearable issue.’ Confused? Let me explain.

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WISHLIST: Chanel Resort Jumpers

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Resort season is always a bit of a drag for me; overly-frivolous (yes I see the haute-couture irony) and just another season to get my head around, the jump from Calvin Klein to cruise is always too much for me. I was losing faith and Karl Lagerfeld’s show was nauseatingly frilly that the sight of a male model in pink tie-dye with quilted interlocking-Cs was enough to finish me off.

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Met Institute Costume Gala 2008: Karl Lagerfeld, André Benjamin, David & Victoria Beckham

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The Met Institute Costume Gala is one of Manhattan’s biggest social events of the year, and draws most of the fashion industry as well as the big names in Tinseltown. This year’s theme was Superheroes, after the exhibition “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy” which runs from Sept 1.

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