Karl Lagerfeld on Orchard Street

Posted on: March 26th, 2010 at 6:18 am by

Many thanks to reader Phoebe Johnson for submitting the following report.

Turning the corner on Orchard Street yesterday afternoon, we stumbled upon a giant cherry picker.  Looking up, we immediately spotted the unmistakable, bright white mane of Karl Lagerfeld!  There he was.  In the flesh. Camera in hand (hand complete with signature studded fingerless glove).

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[Photo via Phoebe Johnson]

Continuing his tour of New York hot spots, Lagerfeld was busy photographing models perched between the decorative fire escapes above An Choi; and he was simultaneously directing both the partner photographer and crane operator. Gawkers looked on at the artistic direction of a particular fur-clad model, with only striking red panties on underneath.  Around the corner, on the fire escapes of 261 Broome Street, male models in white fur robes were likewise drawing stares.

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[Photo via Lisa-Thi Beskar]

All of these poses most notably shot from a mammoth green aerial work platform.  Alas, no sign of Blue Steel or Magnum…

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