Sneak Peek: Karl Lagerfeld and Philippe Starck for Wallpaper*

(Photos courtesy Wallpaper*)

As you’ll recall from our report yesterday, the October issue of Wallpaper* is guest edited by “design titans” Karl Lagerfeld and Philippe Starck, who we like to imagine hammering out the details together on an outsized silver sofa moored somewhere off of Cap Ferret. The issue hits newsstands later this week, but with editor-in-chief Tony Chambers‘ description of the two covers created by Lagerfeld and Starck as “pushing the boundaries of magazine design” (tracing paper! peek-a-boo peel-a-way technology!), metaphors and thumbnail images just couldn’t tide us over. Thankfully, Wallpaper* was good enough to supply us with these photos of the covers: Lagerfeld’s features model Baptiste Giabiconi clad in Dior Homme that readers can peel away for a back-to-nature look, and Starck really went back to nature, tackling the theme of evolution in three transparent layers. Inside, while globe-trotting Lagerfeld mixes his photos with talk of houses and objects, Starck focuses on his newest passion: understanding the meaning of life. “It is my mission to make intelligence sexy,” he insists.

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