Love, Karl

As the world mourns Chanel’s iconic, acerbic Karl Lagerfeld, fashion forges on. Serendipitously, his personal trademark black-and-white — and his affirmations of powerful, intelligent femininity — abound this spring.

Crepe jumpsuit, $3,250, cuff, $2,700, and necklace, $2,150, all at Chanel;  pearl necklace, ring and diamond bracelet, all at Deutsch Houston.

Dress, by Christian Dior, and hat, $1,100, by Gigi Burress, both at The Webster.Dress, by Christian Dior, and hat, $1,100, by Gigi Burress, both at The Webster.


Fantasy Tweed jacket, $6,450, skirt, $2,150, earrings, $850, belt, $1,600, and side-pack bags, $8,900, all at Chanel. Fantasy Tweed jacket, $6,450, skirt, $2,150, earrings, $850, belt, $1,600, and side-pack bags, $8,900, all at Chanel.

Cocktail dress, $4,999, at Oscar de la Renta; earrings, $58,500, and ring, $19,850, both at Valobra Jewelers. Cocktail dress, $4,999, at Oscar de la Renta; earrings, $58,500, and ring, $19,850, both at Valobra Jewelers.

Dress, at Gucci; rings, from $992, at Jianna Jewelers; shoes by Christian Louboutin.Dress, at Gucci; rings, from $992, at Jianna Jewelers; shoes by Christian Louboutin.

Jersey midi dress, $1,250, by Chloe at The Webster; earrings, $37,800, at Valobra Jewelers.Jersey midi dress, $1,250, by Chloe at The Webster; earrings, $37,800, at Valobra Jewelers.

Silk and leather dress, $10,800, and leather and mesh wedge, price upon request, both at Salvatore Ferragamo; necklace, $1,800, at Jianna Jewelers. Silk and leather dress, $10,800, and leather and mesh wedge, price upon request, both at Salvatore Ferragamo; necklace, $1,800, at Jianna Jewelers.

Top, jacket and skirt, all at Versace; necklace, $1,800, and diamond and sapphire ring, $6,243, both at Jianna Jewelers. Top, jacket and skirt, all at Versace; necklace, $1,800, and diamond and sapphire
ring, $6,243, both at Jianna Jewelers.

 $1,830, skirt, $1,700, socks, $170, shoes, $850, bag, $1,950, and hairband, $240, all at Prada.$1,830, skirt, $1,700, socks, $170, shoes, $850, bag, $1,950, and hairband, $240,
all at Prada.

Denim top $1,295, skirt, $7,455, sheer top, $1,400, socks, $185, necklace, $1,220, rose necklace, $1,690, and shoes, $950, all at Miu Miu. Denim top $1,295, skirt, $7,455, sheer top, $1,400, socks, $185, necklace, $1,220, rose necklace, $1,690, and shoes, $950, all at Miu Miu.

Tiered beaded fringe lamé skirt, $4,900, and blouse, $7,690, both at Oscar de la Renta; earrings, $45,000, and rings, $19,850 and $25,000, all at Valobra Jewelers.Tiered beaded fringe lamé skirt, $4,900, and blouse, $7,690, both at Oscar de la Renta; earrings, $45,000, and rings, $19,850 and $25,000, all at Valobra Jewelers.

Crepe jumpsuit, $3,250, cuff, $2,700, and necklace, $2,150, all at Chanel; pearl necklace, ring and diamond bracelet, all at Deutsch Houston. Crepe jumpsuit, $3,250, cuff, $2,700, and necklace, $2,150, all at Chanel;
pearl necklace, ring and diamond bracelet, all at Deutsch Houston.

Photos by Julie Soefer     

Styling by Kate Stukenberg

Model Paris Bailey for Neal Hamil Agency

Hair and makeup by Tonya Riner for Page Parkes Agency

Photo assistance by Dylan Aguilar

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