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A shirt for Karl Lagerfeld

A few years ago, Steven Wilson was asked to create a capsule collection for the Karl Lagerfeld brand. As part of it he included a portrait of Karl’s cat, Choupette, a creature he was devoted to. Steven also created a screen print of Choupette’s image, which was presented to Karl by his team as a Christmas present. Steven describes seeing a picture of Karl with his drawing of Choupette as one of the highlights of his career.

So, there was no question about his answer when asked to be part of White Shirt Project, a tribute to the late designer that sees 50 creatives from all over the world reimagining the wardrobe item that Lagerfeld described as ‘the basis of everything’.

Steven chose to cover his white shirt in one of his own favourite images – the camera. He felt that it symbolises the many moments and memories that Lagerfeld left to the world.

Among others designing shirts are Kate Moss, Carla Delevingne, and Choupette herself, who has left her pawmarks on her design.

White Shirt Project is launching at Paris Fashion Week after which the shirts will be showcased at Maison Karl Lagerfeld before touring select Karl Lagerfeld stores around the world.

Seven of the designs will be available as limited editions of 77 available for €777 at KARL.COM and Farfetch.com from 26 September, with proceeds going to Sauver la Vie, funding medical research at Paris Descartes University Foundation, which Karl himself supported before his death.