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Fendi Fetes Karl Lagerfeld Charm

Leigh Lezark, Maria Moretti and Benn Northover joined the designer at Fendi’s Paris boutique.

Leigh Lezark
Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld

Photo By François Goize

MINI ME: Besides reading material, Leigh Lezark’s bookshelf also boasts an all-black Tokidoki figurine of Karl Lagerfeld.


“It’s next to a Chanel trophy I won playing bocce ball,” The Misshapes deejay and fashion ambassador related at a party Tuesday night in Paris to launch a furry bag charm in Lagerfeld’s likeness.


According to Lezark, people yearn to collect figurines of the designer because “he’s really down to earth. He gets it — and he has fun with his fashion.”


British actor Benn Northover said he once spotted a doll made over a la Lagerfeld in a Paris guitar shop, so he snapped a photo and sent it to him. “He’s got the rock ‘n’ roll edge,” he enthused.


Fendi chief executive said the Karlito charm started out as a private gift from Sylvia Venturini Fendi to Lagerfeld, the Roman house’s designer of fur and ready-to-wear since 1965. Then Lagerfeld decided to open Fendi’s fall-winter show with the furry figurine dangled from the fingers of model-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne, sparking a craze that has the brand holding a waiting list in the hundreds.


Antonio Belloni, group managing director of Fendi’s parent, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, added that that fashion moment launched another trend — bold eyebrows — leading to a spike in sales of brow products.