Karl Lagerfeld Collaborated With L’Oréal Paris On An Upcoming Make-Up Collection

Karl Lagerfeld’s legacy continues to inspire or fashion, even after his death. One such project is launching this September. The late designer initiated the partnership with the French brand and was able to complete the collection prior to his passing in February. A cosmetics collaboration with L’Oréal Paris, initiated by the renowned designer before Karl Lagerfeld’s death, will come to fruition on September 27, on the eve of Paris Fashion Week. 

“For L’Oréal Paris, all of our fashion designer collaborations are an honour, but this one is particularly meaningful,” said Delphine Viguier, L’Oréal Paris global brand president. “While Karl upturned the hierarchy of the landscape to democratize fashion, L’Oréal Paris is committed to making beauty according to women’s own rules and desires.”

The collection will reflect Lagerfeld’s “iconic rock-chic style, fused with a sense of Parisian elegance that is both classic and effortless,” according to L’Oréal Paris. “This line of makeup truly reflects the Karl Lagerfeld brand universe and what Karl loved in makeup—he often used eyeshadows as colours in his sketches,” said Caroline Lebar, head of image and communication at Karl Lagerfeld. 

Along with the collection, the brand will also release a campaign inspired by some of Lagerfeld’s most iconic quotes. A preview of the shoot hints that model Liya Kebede could be the face of the collection, her eyes peeking out from behind a Karl X L’Oréal Paris branded newspaper.

“For the House of Karl Lagerfeld, it is an exciting moment to bring these two Parisian fashion icons together in one compelling collaboration, and bring it to life in such a cool way—and Karl’s way,” said Pier Paolo Righi, CEO of Karl Lagerfeld. The collection will hit shelves on 27th September.