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Rumors: Karl Lagerfeld May Be Designing a Line For Macy's



    For anyone still reeling from Lanvin's collection for H&M, which sold out in record time, it looks like there's another major high-low fashion collaboration in the works. According to Unbeige, Karl Lagerfeld is developing a fashion line with Macy's, scheduled for fall 2011.

    Unbeige reports that the collection, will include a major online component, "with e-commerce as a key distribution channel" (meaning you won't have to wait in line for hours a la Lanvin).

    Though this is huge news, there's been speculation over a possible fast fashion project for some time now. After announcing that he wouldn't be showing his namesake collection during Paris Fashion Week this past September, Lagerfeld indicated to WWD that he had a mass retail line in the works. “I prefer to work in another way. I can’t compete with Chanel. I don’t want to be the poor child of myself. This has been my vision for years,” he said. Lagerfeld was one of the first luxury designers to collaborate with H&M on a capsule collection back in 2004, making him a major visionary in this field.

    Neither Macy's nor Lagerlfeld's reps have confirmed the deal, but if it's true, Lagerfeld fans will have a lot to be thankful for by the time next year's Thanksgiving Day Parade rolls around.