If you were simply following Karl Lagerfield’s career, we wouldn’t blame you if you forgot that the man still designed for Chanel. Aside from creating the world’s most divine collections for women with both Chanel and his own label, the man also has tried his hat in various drawing collections, acting and bottle design. The latest venture stems from the creative activist, though it won’t do much for the lips – Karl Lagerfeld helped to mark 350 years of red wine with a new label for the Château Rauzan-Ségla vineyard.
While we’re going to give credit where credit is due (as Lagerfeld’s designs are always delivered enthusiastic and well-received) the vineyard was actually purchased by Chanel a few years ago; so blame the stained teeth on them. Nonetheless, the colorful creation shows off Lagerfeld’s talent, focusing his attention on the 2009 vintage. The sketch depicts the Margaux castle appellation in Bordeaux, France and is elegant in all its simplicity.
Even with its long history in France, when Chanel purchased the winery in 1994 the team completely renovated the property. Since then, the vineyard was drained and now features a 15-kilometer network with 2 parcels for Petit Verdot and additional space for Merlot. Today, there is a total of 130 acres to create more than 200,000 bottles of Château Rauzan, and Ségla. With its award winning frame, Lagerfeld’s Château Rauzan bottle will surely garner a high price – though that has yet to be named.