Today, Paris was transformed into an arctic fairy tale with real, melting icebergs shipped in from Scandinavia, plopped along the runway, creating a frigid puddle for the models to splash through. The menswear was over-the-top, and suggestive of Satyrs, the Inuit, and Ice Kings with everything from full-length faux-fur cloaks to faux-fur pants and full-on Yeti-suits.
The Humane Society of the United States‘ fur specialist inspected closeups of the images earlier today, and has told me, “I’ve examined the shots from the show, and the fur indeed appears to be fake”.
I am hesitant to read into this any more than pure aesthetics, but given the fact that all the fur was faux in this collection, I wonder is Mr. Lagerfeld has taken environmentalism into consideration? In a world where melting ice-bergs pose a threat to all Earthly inhabitants, the man typically known for saying such things as, “In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish,” seems to be making a point about something.
Karl also noted in January of 2009 that “I can hardly eat meat because it has to look like something what it was not when it was alive,” which makes me wonder if he’s becoming a friend to animals after all? We certainly hope so. In the mean time, take a look at these AW10 menswear shots from Paris Fashion Week, they are certainly a sight: