Coming Together for Karl

On Tuesday evening at the Pierre hotel in New York, admirers, colleagues and friends alike gathered in the ballroom to celebrate Karl Lagerfeld’s reception of the John B. Fairchild Honor at the WWD Honors event. Lily-Rose Depp, Vera Wang, Anna Sui, Hari Nef and more walked the carpet ahead of the evening’s festivities.
Like many, Wang clearly recalls her first time meeting Lagerfeld.
“He had just finished Chloé,” she said during the cocktail hour. “I used to be the European editor for American Vogue, so I remember meeting Karl when he was doing Fendi.”
It was then that Lagerfeld gave her what remains her favorite “ism” of his.
“He gave me a very famous quote that I say to all my design assistants: ‘a miniskirt is but a maxi belt,’” Wang said. “Quote unquote Karl Lagerfeld. How’s that?”
Depp, for her part, has been a Chanel girl since before she could even dress herself.
“My first memory of wearing Chanel was probably when I was still in diapers, going into my mom’s closet and picking out her Chanel heels and her dresses and stuff, even though I was swimming in them,” she said.
“I would put on all her Chanel stuff and carry around her bags

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