ART OF GLASS: Karl Lagerfeld can now sip his Diet Coke from a glass of his own design — and one handblown in Sweden, no less. For his first foray into crystal, the designer teamed up with Orrefors, which will launch a co-branded range of glasses and vessels in September in Europe and in mid-October at Bloomingdale’s in the U.S. Lagerfeld hosted a lunch in Paris on Tuesday to unveil the project; four pristine white tables were laid out with his streamlined stemware, a circle of white roses as the centerpiece. Noticing that even the humblest of cups get their own saucers, Lagerfeld created sleek, monogrammed coasters for his angular Champagne flutes, wine and water glasses to keep table linens immaculate. Lagerfeld — who noted that his last name is Swedish — lauded the haute craftsmanship of Orrefors, founded in 1898. “It’s not like cheap perfume bottles,” he said. Indeed, prices run from about 90 euros, or $131.50 at current exchange rates, for a Champagne flute up to 1,100 euros, or $1,600, for a large vase.
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