Five months after the death of Karl Lagerfeld , a number of his famous friends are flocking to " A Tribute to Karl: The White Shirt Project ". Cara Delevingne, Diane Kruger, Kate Moss, Amber Valletta, Lewis Hamilton, Tommy Hilfiger, Alessandro Michele, Takashi Murakami, Carine Roitfeld, Sébastien Jondeau and others will design their own interpretation of the famous white shirt Lagerfeld - a turtleneck and well starched, just as he wore beside the white ponytail and sunglasses.
Supervised by Roitfeld, Lagerfeld brand style consultant, the project is to benefit the French charity Sauver la Vie, which funds medical research at Paris Descartes University.
All shirts will be exhibited at Paris Fashion Week in September at the Karl Lagerfeld headquarters on Rue Saint-Guillaume, and seven models will be replicated 77 times and sold for € 777 each, with all profits donated to Sauver la Vie, which Lagerfeld has backed - silently - for many years. (Seven was Lagerfeld's favorite number, his favorite district of Paris, and the address of his bookstore on Rue de Lille.)
"The participants in this tribute are all the people Karl knew, whom he felt connected to or inspired," said Pier Paolo Righi, executive director of fashion house Karl Lagerfeld, in an interview with WWD. "After Karl's death, many people wanted to share their admiration for Karl and express their emotions."