Macy’s has officially confirmed our exclusive report of an imminent collaboration between designer Karl Lagerfeld and the national retailer. “Karl Lagerfeld holds a unique place in the world of fashion, an icon who is the ultimate modernist,” said Terry J. Lundgren, chairman, president, and CEO of Macy’s, Inc. “Through the decades, his style and vision have marked the history of design. It is a tremendous honor to bring his inimitable perspective to our fashion customer.” The collection will debut in approximately 250 Macy’s stores and on macys.com in September 2011. According to a report in today’s issue of WWD that credits UnBeige with breaking news of the deal, the Lagerfeld line is part of a new designer initiative that Macy’s will launch in February. Other designers and brands slated to create capsule collections for the national retailer include London-based Kinder Aggugini, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Calvin Klein, and Versace.
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