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Karl Lagerfeld's Domination of Fashion and Media Continues

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    Karl Lagerfeld's Domination of Fashion and Media Continues
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    Artistic Director of CHANEL Karl Lagerfeld attends the opening party for Mobile Art: CHANEL Contemporary Art Container by Zaha Hadid on October 20, 2008 in New York City.

    Karl Lagerfeld must be stopped. The designer has seriously been all over the map lately. First, he collaborated with Zaha Hadid to create a giant sci-fi orb-like pavilion in Central Park, then he unveiled his sumptuous new Russia-inspired looks for "Chanel metiers d'art" (a satellite collection he created in 2002, because, clearly, he doesn't already have enough to do), and now WWD reports he's even "moonlighting as a calendar photographer." Turns out the Italian Marie Claire (Maria Claro?) commissioned the designer to shoot Eva Herzigova in a series of tantalizing shots for a calendar to be sold along with their January issue.

    But the real kicker is, before his new designs even hit the runway on Wednesday night in Paris, audience members were treated to a 10-minute silent film about the early years of Gabrielle (aka "Coco") Chanel directed by ... you guessed it ... Karl Lagerfeld. Fashionologie revealed some of the details about the film on Monday—spoiler alert: look for Lithuanian model Edita Vilkeviciute to play the part of Chanel, with Amanda Harlech and Tallulah Ormsby-Gore in other short roles. While the film won't be released to the public until tomorrow, you can also get a sneak peek at the film itself on Fashionologie right now. And Karl, if you're listening: we hope you're sipping tea on vacation somewhere ...