Karl Lagerfeld Gets His Gloves On Monte Carlo's Hôtel Métropole
The ever-opinionated Karl Lagerfeld is once again slapping his signature stamp on a hotel.
This time, the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo has been graced with the designer’s over-the-top touch. A few spaces are been redesigned in the 19th-century Belle Époque property including the pool, terrace and gardens. One part has already been Lagerfeld-ized with 15 fresco-style etched-glass and backlit panels that recount Ulysess’ Voyages.
We also hear from the Telegraph there are some frescoes of Baptiste Giabiconi, the designer's favorite male model, in which he’s portrayed as a Greek god. Oh, lawd. It’s every bit as bananas as you’d expect from a man who made a Paris hotel suite with a chocolate model in it. (See below.)
Lagerfeld has also been asked to redesign culinary master Joël Robuchon's on-site restaurant, and we’re biting our fingernails wondering what's going to happen there.
But for that, we’ll have to pray for answers to the one who first touched Hôtel Métropole, Pope Leo XIII. And somehow, we think that would be futile.
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[Photo: HotelChatter and Reuters]