The Woolmark Firm can proudly — and wistfully — say the good Karl Lagerfeld bookended his breathtaking manner vocation with wool.
One of the late designer’s last assignments was the Knit Karl package, a limited-edition Do it yourself box set that will be available starting up Friday by means of an on the net worldwide competitiveness, WWD has discovered.
It comes some sixty six decades just after Lagerfeld received the 1954 Woolmark Prize in the coat group, propelling his notoriety and also that of Yves Saint Laurent, who prevailed in the gown group.
Lagerfeld vividly remembered that pivotal 1954 prize ceremony, when the award was handed to him by Thelma Sweetinburgh, then head of the Paris business office of the International Wool Secretariat. (She would go on to turn into a manner editor, aiding place WWD on the map all through the Sixties.)
When Sweetinburgh passed away in 2007 at