Friday, August 22, 2008

Karl Lagerfeld Teddy Bear

The extents to which the Karl Lagerfeld brand ventures never ceases to amaze me. In his newest endeavor, a collaboration with German plush toy company Steiff, the Kaiser of high fashion is immortalized as a couture teddy bear. Karl's trademark black suit, sunglasses, and belt are incorporated into this plush representation of the fashion icon. My question is, where is Karl's FABULOUS trademark fan? This teddy bear is incomplete without Karl's trademark fan! If Kimora Lee Simmons' Barbie doll can have a dog, then Karl's teddy bear should definitely have a fan. Designer toys by high fashion ateliers are definitely something that have not been done yet and I can totally envision Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Gucci, emblazoned teddy bears and toys. Question is, how many parents would pay the higher price point for a designer teddy bear or would these toys be intended strictly for collectors and adult consumers?

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