Spring 2011 Preview

There's a rumor that Karl Lagerfeld once took a day off, though no evidence exists to prove it. The designer/photographer/ Steiff bear model nabbed the title Commander of the Legion of Honor this summer in Paris, and now he's heading to New York fashion week to pick up another prize, the Fashion Visionary Award given by the Couture Council of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (sorry, tickets to the September 10 event have long since sold out). Ever the multitasker, Lagerfeld is preceding the Couture Council luncheon with a dinner party and fête the night before to celebrate the reopening of the Chanel boutique in Soho. In between, he'll probably find time to shoot a couple of ad campaigns, publish a few books, and redecorate a house or two.

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel