Mariah Carey Welcomes ‘Hero’ Karl Lagerfeld to New York

A “hero” indeed. On Monday night, Karl Lagerfeld — a man whose mere presence in New York was cause for celebration and serenade — entered the room of the Top of the Standard and, while still hidden in the shadows before the swarm of photo bulbs shone on him, made one last adjustment for the cameras: slipping on his signature sunglasses.
Lagerfeld — in New York for the WWD Honors, where he will receive the John B. Fairchild Honor — was met by Mariah Carey, who performed “Touch My Body,” “We Belong Together” and “Hero,” which she dedicated to Mr. Lagerfeld. The dinner, thrown by V Magazine, drew guests Gigi and Bella Hadid, Naomi Campbell, Kris Jenner, Joan Smalls, Mario Testino, Zosia Mamet, Ella Purnell, Bonner Bolton and more.
“I actually do remember the first time I met Karl,” said Gigi, momentarily separated from her mother and Bella. “It was my first fitting for my first Chanel show that I got, and obviously you expect for Karl to be there in the fitting when you get there, but I wasn’t quite prepared because the second I walked into the building Karl and Anna walk out together, going to lunch —

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