Video: Inside the House of Chanel With Karl Lagerfeld


New York fashion director Harriet Mays Powell visited Karl Lagerfeld at his Chanel showroom in Paris for a closer look at his fall 2009 Chanel collection. But of course she had to ask about the fur-covered helmets he showed in his namesake line. "They’re ice-cold if you put them under the arm," he explained. "It’s like hair. So it’s like having a huge wig.” He also noted that the helmets have an iPod hookup. "It’s a stupid idea, but the best ideas are stupid.” And of this season's eighties explosion, he offered, "Remember the eighties. We don’t want to go back." See more in the video.