New York fashion director Harriet Mays Powell visited Karl Lagerfeld at his Chanel showroom in Paris for a closer look at his fall 2009 Chanel collection. But of course she had to ask about the fur-covered helmets he showed in his namesake line. "They’re ice-cold if you put them under the arm," he explained. "It’s like hair. So it’s like having a huge wig.” He also noted that the helmets have an iPod hookup. "It’s a stupid idea, but the best ideas are stupid.” And of this season's eighties explosion, he offered, "Remember the eighties. We don’t want to go back." See more in the video.
Read more posts by Harriet Mays Powell