Trust Karl Lagerfeld to Toast Nude Models at the Ritz-Carlton Moscow
Moscow in December wouldn't exactly be our first choice for a giant fashion party celebrating photographs of nude models, but then we aren't Karl Lagerfeld. The stiff-collared fashion designer held court at the Ritz-Carlton Moscow earlier this week while promoting one of his other talents: photography. Lagerfeld again shot the Pirelli Calendar, his 2011 edition of which features more nudes than ever, including actress Julianne Moore.
So why Moscow? Pirelli is an Italian tire company, the calendar's theme is Greek Mythology, and the stars of the photographs are of an international assortment. Hmm...perhaps it was all just a great excuse to wear the giant Yeti-like fur coats that Lagerfeld designed for Chanel's Fall/Winter 2010 collection? The temperature outside did hover slightly above 0 degrees Fahrenheit, after all.
If you've got a shaggy fur coat you're desperate to wear while surrounded by the lavish gilt of the Ritz-Carlton Moscow, rooms begin at $470 per night this winter. But you can see one of the Pirelli nudes (model Daria Werbowy) here for free.