Karl Lagerfeld’s Macy’s Collection

Posted on August 04, 2011

Uncle Karl is deigning to sell his wares to the unwashed and undoubtedly obese masses, but he’s slapping a grin on and pretending he’s not appalled that the proletariat will be touching things with his name on them. In Macy’s no less.

“To me Macy’s is the perfect department store in the United States where everybody can find what they’re looking for without ruining their budget,” said Karl Lagerfeld. “That’s why I am happy to make this limited collection just for Macy’s.”

Oh, that clever little dowager empress. We joke about his not-so hidden distaste for people who work outside the fashion industry, but there’s a reason it’s called an industry. In the end, it comes down to money and Karl’s been singing a tune about affordable and accessible fashion ever since the worldwide economy started heading straight for the shitter. He’s no dummy.  You can only milk so much money out of the haute couture and luxury goods market, but mass appeal is practically self-perpetuating if you know how to do it.

And no matter what else one can say about Karl Lagerfeld, it can’t be denied that the man knows the world of fashion like the back of his perpetually gloved hand. When Uncle Karl decides he wants to go downscale, he does it to great effect. It’s a gorgeous little collection of pieces that look far more expensive than they are, all of which have that Lagerfeld feel to them. Perfect wardrobe basics put together by a man who could design clothes in his sleep.

The 45-piece limited edition “Impulse” collection from Karl Lagerfeld, ranging in price from $50 to $170, will be available August 31st, if you’re interested. For now, your opinions are requested.

 

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    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      I like the black and pink dress, but the shorts in image four? Those are ugly.

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      I like the black and pink dress, but the shorts in image four? Those are ugly.

      • Anonymous

        Right?!?!? Hiddy.

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        I like the pink dress a lot, too.  Several of the dresses are cute.

      • Anonymous

        The shorts were the first thing that caught my eye.  Kinda love.

      • Anonymous

        Formal shorts should be banned from existence.

      • Nora Mulllin

        No kidding. Those shorts should never have existed.

      • Anonymous

        Those shorts are soo cute! I love them!

    • Anonymous

      Cute. Accessible.  And I could even afford some of it! Too bad it’s brought to you by such a bastard. 

      • Anonymous

        I don’t think of him so much as a bastard as someone so totally out of touch with the real world its laughable at times.  Have you seen the documentary about him?  Hilarious in his personal hypocrisy. And all because he has no grasp of real life whatsoever.

        • Anonymous

          I’ve seen the documentary many times and I love it. It’s very entertaining even when it’s not necessarily meant to be. 

          • Anonymous

            I love it in particular when he pontificates about his total interest in “things” and then we see the endless shots of the obsessively purchased stuff lined up in rows of bags.  First time I saw it I snorted very loudly.

            • Anonymous

              I also loved the anecdote he told from his childhood about having been approached by a German couple and his parents rather questionable response to the incident. Very progressive and liberal parenting, but also creepy as all hell.

            • Anonymous

              Oh and the shot of the rolling bookcases with the thousands of books he insists he has read every word of.  I spit my coffee at that point.

    • Anonymous

      Cute. Accessible.  And I could even afford some of it! Too bad it’s brought to you by such a bastard. 

    • http://twitter.com/commish24 commish24

      Some very sharp looks in there that I would certainly buy…wonder what the size range will be. Hope it’s not the usual 0-6.

      • Anonymous

        probably 0-12, maybe 0-14 knowing macy’s.

      • Anonymous

        probably 0-12, maybe 0-14 knowing macy’s.

    • http://twitter.com/commish24 commish24

      Some very sharp looks in there that I would certainly buy…wonder what the size range will be. Hope it’s not the usual 0-6.

    • Anonymous

      Say what you wish about our dear Carl, the Cosmic Class Wackadoo, but boy can the old fella design great shit or what?

    • Anonymous

      Say what you wish about our dear Carl, the Cosmic Class Wackadoo, but boy can the old fella design great shit or what?

      • Anonymous

        Sing it, sister!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elaine-Lang/100000366510311 Elaine Lang

      The slack-jawed models distracted me.  Love the patterned stockings.

      • Anonymous

        Right? To me it just makes them look like blithering idiots, and makes the pics look creepy. I do, however, like most of the clothes.

      • Anonymous

        Those expressions are ridiculous.  It wouldn’t be so bad if it were one or two, but every single picture could have a bubble that says, “who me?” or “duuuuhhh”

      • Christina Brennan

        Agreed.  I liked the clothes but the modeling was awful.

        • Alloy Jane

          Seriously.  The girl in the penultimate picture looks like she needs Bryce’s wee wee pads.

          But I do love some of these dresses.  And for anyone who likes those stockings, I think they’re Wolford’s.  I didn’t know Macy’s sold them.  Or maybe he wanted  a touch of high end for these “budget” items.

    • http://twitter.com/Juliaismagic Julia

      It’s a lovely collection, with some nice pops of color. There’s one dress that I find spectacularly ugly and shouldn’t be worn by anyone, but that might just be my taste. I also think the leathery leggings will be very popular among the mid-20s and teenager sets. Fabulous. I’ll probably buy some of it since it’s all so reasonably priced. (Hopefully it’s good quality, though)

      • http://verenahafner.wordpress.com/ Verena

        The quality is quite good. The dresses are fully lined and the seams look decent. Most of those pieces won’t last you forever (the tweed pieces will!) but they definitely won’t fall apart after one season.

        Errr, I don’t work for Macy’s or The Kaiser! ;-)

        verenahafner.wordpress.com

        • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

          So you’ve seen them?  Are the leather-esque leggings as fab as they look? 

          • http://verenahafner.wordpress.com/ Verena

            Yes, I went to the preview last night. I thought the leather trousers *looked* a bit weird but then were surprisingly nice to the touch. Maybe they only looked a bit stiff because they were on a mannequin, not one of the models. I’m curious to see them on a person!

            verenahafner.wordpress.com

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauren-Jean-St-Martin/504251897 Lauren Jean St. Martin

      LOVE THEM!!!! I want them all for the fall. 

    • Anonymous

      Wow, I love everything here. At $50-$170, I may even go check them out and pick up a piece or two from Krazy Uncle Karl. 

    • Tim Wong

      Look 1- the high collar/ the ponytail- Uncle Karl finally can fulfill his fantasy of creating a female version of him…

    • Anonymous

      That second look – looks oddly proportioned (as does the model – is she the same one in the pink with like a freaklshly long neck/shoulder to boob length there as well)  The shoulders look off and the sleeves look poorly connected to the bodice. 

      Oddly my favorite piece is the ottoman knit skirt (and I like the tights with the lines on them)

    • http://www.kittenmasks.com/ kittenmasks

      PASS!!!!
      Nothing in here is worthy of my hard earned money. All of this can be found at your local Forever 21.

      • Frank Quotes

        Agreed! I don’t know if it’s just me, but most of the pieces (with the exception of the pink and black dress) are extremely basic and a little boring. They just look high fashion because of the accessories and poses. Shirt dress, vest, jacket – they all look cute, but not really particularly interesting or unusual.

      • Anonymous

        I was thinking the same thing.  Nothing I would run out to purchase.

      • Anonymous

        To me, it depends how well they’re made. If it’s more durable than typical Forever 21, and will still hang correctly after a few wearings, it’s worth the price difference, unless you’re specifically looking for something that you won’t want to wear more than a few times.

      • Anonymous

        To me, it depends how well they’re made. If it’s more durable than typical Forever 21, and will still hang correctly after a few wearings, it’s worth the price difference, unless you’re specifically looking for something that you won’t want to wear more than a few times.

    • Anonymous

      I think some of these pictures need Ninacaps.*

      * I’m using “Ninacaps” as Kleenex is to facial tissue, QTips to cotton swabs, etc.

    • Anonymous

      J’adorable. I’ll be shoving girls out of my way to get some of those dresses. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      There are several things I really like here, and that I think would be very practical.  But I particularly need the black pants — like NEED THEM!  To the point I will break my self-imposed ban on Macy’s. 

      • Anonymous

        You do, and we’ll take away your Field’s card!

    • Naomi Calmatuianu

      I’m kinda loving the pieces. Very simple and classic that you can wear many years from now too. I love the tights, especially the ones with the stripes. And I really want the short sweater dress with the zipper up front.

    • Anonymous

      The posing is almost–*almost*–as funny as your write up. In fact, the models’ silliness distracted from the clothes so much I had to go back and look with my hand over their heads.

      The big-collar stuff doesn’t do it for me. Always makes me look like a pinhead. Also, not sure these looks are special enough to send me running for Macy’s to see them in person. I do like the black and pink dress very much.

    • Anonymous

      Love!

      And I’m going to grab one of those purple dresses (even if I have to tackle a herd of f-ing tourists to get it!)

      –GothamTomato

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        It’s supposed to be available on the website, too — that’s where I’m planning on buying from, so I don’t have to find the Macy’s near me that has it.  8/31 at midnight I intend to start hitting refresh until I can order those pants!

      • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

        I know what you mean! This is one of the few things that makes me happy about my relocation to Birmingham- I can always get what I’m after in the Target or Macys collections, cause not as many people down here care about/are aware of these designers. Now if only we had an H&M….

    • Melissa Gray-White

      I could rock a couple of these looks!  I just hope the quality of the fabric, etc. is better than the god awful collection Vera Wang did for Kohl’s.

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        Everything is better than Vera Wang for Kohl’s — not only was it terribly made but it was ugly too.  Drab colors, shapeless cuts, poor construction and cheap material.  The only thing I think I’ve ever seen that was as bad was Rodarte’s Target collection — I swear it was made of tissue paper.

    • aussiegal77

      Love it all.  Well, actually, except the white collars but other than that, LOVE.  All the pieces are great and I would buy several if not all.  Time to charge up the Macys credit card =D

    • http://twitter.com/RosamundYoung Rosamund Young

      Meh, it’s not for me. I don’t like the white collars, too trademark Karl

    • Anonymous

      This is agreat collection because 90% of the looks could be worn to work.  Finding work clothes is difficult for me becuse I do not want to look like I work in a bank or for IBM.  Another great thing is that 90% of these clothes can be worn by a 20 something up to 60 something year old woman.  I am going to Macy’s on August 31

      • Anonymous

        Agree, many stylish office pieces here.  The styling is fun, especially the gloves.

    • Anonymous

      strikes my fancy – I’ll be checkin’ it out

    • Joana Jaeger

      kinda blah

    • http://profiles.google.com/scaponigro Sarah Caponigro

      The models are making crazy faces and it is hard to look past that!

    • Jillian Kroos

      Does anyone else giggle at the thought of combining a Karl Lagerfeld dress with your Jessica Simpson pumps?

      I love the dresses and that last blouse, not so much the shorts.

    • Anonymous

      Part of me really wants the black and white dress near the bottom, and then another part is having flashbacks to my summer job in college as a hotel maid on Michigan Avenue.

      This is all very tasteful and accessible at a reasonable price point.  Other than the “Karl is batshit” complaint, what’s there to not like?

      • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

        I looked at that and saw a Haute nurse’s uniform.

    • http://profiles.google.com/scaponigro Sarah Caponigro

      passed.. past…eek. My grammar is failing me here.

    • Rand Ortega

      Haute Couture boiled down. To this.
      It’s looks like someone forced Stanley Kubrick to direct a Saturday morning kids show. For money. They’re serviceable, simple pieces. What someone of his stature in the fashion world “thinks” the masses would buy. Not what they would “want to wear” & therein lies the rub & the difference. There’s something disingenuous about the whole enterprise that turns me off.

    • Anonymous

      This all looks like straight up Macy’s Catalogue to me. St. John’s Bay all the way. He’s cashing in on his name PERIOD. He (his team) knows how to make money in a down economy.
      The Brown pleather jacket with elbow length rouched sleeves is really ugly, maybe even worse than the pink neoprene inspired dress. Why isn’t there ONE design that looks anything like any other Lagerfeld design? Probably because he had nothing to do with designing this shitastic “collection”.
      Some of the hose are nice.

    • http://twitter.com/JMBlair Jen

      Does each item come with a free Barbie doll-style replica of Baptiste Giabiconi?

    • Anonymous

      The model poses are ESPECIALLY annoying.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1600050042 Jennifer De Guzman

      Soooo, when you wear Lagerfeld, you should be either surprised or angry? Gotcha.

      I dislike the self-referencing collars. I like the eggplant shirt dress, but it looks like a Mossimo dress that’s at Target. (Presumably the Lagerfeld version won’t be made of polyester…. or will it?)

      • Anonymous

        Total agreement about the models’ silly facial expressions.  What the….?

    • http://profiles.google.com/sephski Jennifer Szczublewski

      I can’t even see the clothes because I’m so horrified by the models. They literally look like they’re starving to death.

      • Anonymous

        I agree.  If you’re going to market clothes to “the masses” the least you can do is show them on models who don’t look like they were just liberated from a concentration camp.  That is, of course, assuming that these will be available above a size 2.

    • Anonymous

      This unwashed mass will definitely be heading over to my local Macy’s come late August. I’d heard about his deal with Macy’s (Karl probably thinks of it as a deal with le devil!) and pretty much expected what you’ve shown here. I like the price points and find the pieces will easily work into my present wardrobe.

    • Anonymous

      not that my short fat ass could werq any of these, but I like the purple dress, the floral top, the floral dress, and that last coat…thing (it is a coat, yes?)

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

      Some of those dresses remind me of when I was a kid leafing through Life Magazine’s survey of the Haute Couture: Courreges, Gernreich, and especially the less haute Mary Quant.  I kind of resent the lack of color and the dull print.

    • lilibetp

      The little navy dress with the breast pockets would work on someone who’s completely and utterly flat-chested.  What my Mom used to call IBTC.

    • Jessica Rowe

      I love it all.

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      He must really need money. The clothes are fine, but nothing really jumps out at me.

    • MilaXX

      Come on TLo you know us fat slobs take a bath every Saturday night, we’re hardly unwashed. That said this is quite a cute collection. My favs are the ones with the Uncle Karl collars.

    • Anonymous

      There are a few pieces here I would consider buying (I like the first dress, the gray dress with the zipper up the front, and that gray and white striped jacket and skirt – my favorite). I wonder if the tights will also be available?

    • http://www.facebook.com/seelebrennt Christina Diaz

      oh there are a number of things here that i will have to try and acquire.  especially the stockings.  hate the shorts.  i’m not even a fan of pink or brown, but i’d snatch up that black & pink dress and the brown leather jacket in a heartbeat.  

      say what you will about dear uncle karl being nutty, out of touch, an asshole, whathaveyou…that man was put on this earth to design beautiful clothing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

      Ennnnnnnhh?

    • Anonymous

      I like most of the dresses – they’re pretty, and they manage to look both expensive and comfortable.  Hate those oversized Puritan Secretary collars, though.  

    • Anonymous

      I’d love to get some of these pieces, particularly the dress in the 3rd pic. I seriously doubt they’ll come in my size. :(

    • Anonymous

      90% of this will be gracing the figures of creative agencies this fall and winter. I know I’ll be wearing a few pieces.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      LOVE. I was sold from the first black dress. I must add at least one of these looks to my wardrobe.

    • Anonymous

      It’s funny because I think of Macy’s as “nice, relatively expensive clothing.”  It’s where I go if I want to splurge a little.  Ahh, financial relativity.  

      • Anonymous

        I know, right? I buy most of my clothes at TJ Maxx and Ross, with an occasional trip to Macy’s when there’s a clearance sale. And don’t think I pass up the clearance racks at the TJ Maxx and Ross. Even when I have money I buy nice stuff at discount stores. I’m one of the great bargain shoppers.

        I have yet to see a decent mid-level line developed by a high-end designer. The Target designer lines are all crap. They’re shabbily constructed and they skimp on the fabric. (Actually, most of the clothes at Target are cheaply made. I’ve had better luck with t-shirts and tank tops at K Mart and Big Lots.)These items look like they’re better made. I’ll definitely check them out if I go shopping this fall. A lot of this stuff is really cute, and wearable even for those of us who are unemployed. But I’m such a cheapskate I probably still won’t pay full price for it.

        • Anonymous

          I too am cheap, which is why I buy many clothes from Target, but you have to admit that the reason they’re cheap is because they are poorly constructed. You get what you pay for.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michelle-Shields/1200782178 Michelle Shields

      I can’t get past the whackadoo models. If the photographer was going for a “everyday people” look, he failed.

    • http://wipgirl.wordpress.com/ kristel

      There are quite a few pieces here that I like, and if I were waifishly thin there are a few I’d want. Alas.

    • Anonymous

      Some cute pieces here – but still looks more suited to the skinny minnys of the world.  If you’ve got boobs and booty, not many of these will work on you.  

    • Anonymous

      i would like that 1st dress and the gray vest please. NOW.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      I love the third dress with the crisscross hose!

    • Anonymous

      Hmmmm. Wonder if Kaiser Karl has included plus, petite & tall sizing…….

    • http://twitter.com/thedailymax Maria Alcantara

      It’s a little Banana Republic.

    • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

      There’s quite a few things I will be picking up…assuming I don’t have the usual length issues.

    • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

      I love most of it~!

    • http://www.facebook.com/Nestor.Chocolato NesTtor Chocolato

      those models are extremely skinny 

    • Anonymous

      Some beautiful looks for sure, but it remains to be seen if it will work on a body that isn’t akin to a 12 year old boy.

    • Anonymous

      The models are all so shocked and perturbed, caught off guard by the hiddy!  (OK, I like a few pieces and would wear them.)

    • Anonymous

      I’m having a hard time focusing on the clothes because the models are so scary skinny, especially the brunette.  They both need a bag of sandwiches and an IV.  The mouth breather poses don’t help, either.  I know Uncle Karl thinks everyone should be gaunt, but this is too much.

      Still, when I do bring the clothes into focus they’re mostly quite cute. I wonder if they come in sizes that normal humans can wear?

    • Anonymous

      I like the first two dresses and the black-and-pink color blocked piece. The shorts should be taken out back and shot.

      Given that you’re joking about Lagerfield deigning to come down from his perch and design for the obese, I feel very willing to bet the price of that lovely pink and black dress that it doesn’t come in my size.

    • Anonymous

      The only look I love is the very first dress, and even then it’s about 2″ shorter than I would wear.

      The arms of the blonde model in the shot with the shorts?  Terrifying.

    • Anonymous

      I’m really surprised that so many people love this collection.  It’s okay but I’m not seeing anything that interesting.  The prints are especially ugly.  It looks exactly like clothes you’d find in the INC Macy’s collection.  Perfectly serviceable if  you need something but nothing that’s going to make me run right out, Macy’s card in hand.  That said, I do like the pink and black dress and the stockings.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sntierney Shannon Tierney

      Funny to read the comments – Macy’s is lowbrow for me but I’d go for this collection. I am in love with the first dress, the third purple dress, the brown tweedy dress with the cutouts around the neck, the black and white babydoll Mia Farrow style.  The leggings are gorgeous but not sure if I could wear them. I love the sleeves on the pink and black dresses, but I suspect the material is cheap polyester.  I see tons I could wear to work that are still sedate enough that they don’t shock my patients or colleagues but that have a little bit of interesting design.

      • Anonymous

        For most Americans, Macy’s is highbrow. I find it an expensive store, since on my meager teacher salary, almost 20 years teaching in NY states’ public schools, with a Masters degree, I cannot afford a $150 dress. 
        Nancy

    • Mariah J

      I am loving these looks. That black/white/grey striped coat I MUST HAVE

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Not bad and something I can afford. Really like the pink and black dress.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264609232 Samantha Ritchie

      Very crisp! I like!

    • Lies L.

      Overall, I really like these and may well purchase some stuff. I’m all for ‘looks more expensive than it is’ ;).

    • kim i

      i’d buy every one of the predominantly black, grey, or white pieces (and that brown jacket) if i was still a career woman.  chic.

      • Anonymous

        Ah, the joys of (semi) retirement…don’t need to buy these kind of clothes any more.

    • http://chupatinja.wordpress.com Santa

      To me the whole collections seems ugly :(

    • Sara__B

      I like a lot of these pieces. I’ll definitely be heading to Macy’s to see if any of them look good on ME. (It could happen.)

    • Anonymous

      Some really cute pieces! I would buy a few of those dresses.

    • Anonymous

      My stubby legs need to accept the inevitable.  The tight is back.  (I was in denial.)

    • Anonymous

      I love it all! Makes me wish I didn’t have breasts.

    • Anonymous

      First off, feed the models. Clearly, they are too weak and disoriented to feed themselves. 

      And while I usually hate patterned stockings, those stripey ones look cool. 

      Well done Karl. Get yourself a new fan! You deserve it. 

    • Anonymous

      Love it all.

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      Opinion: I long for the day when models are allowed to look attractive again.

    • Anonymous

      No color!! Kind of dull, no??

      And I just read a piece in the NY Times that the gilded ones in our society are snatching luxury goods off the shelves, so I don’t know that these pieces, at pretty high prices for what they are, are going to do well. I am doubtful. Uncle Karl might be better sticking to the landed gentry, rather than the great unwashed masses such as myself. I wouldn’t buy these.
      Nancy

    • http://twitter.com/rmcgrudiva RL McGruder

      I could use several of those pieces for work.  I’m in the entertainment industry, but I could rock some of that without being too far out.

    • sonictofu

      When the inevitable “design something to be mass-produced” challenge appears on project runway, the designers need to look at these for inspiration.  Not over- or under-designed!! This is how it’s done. That said, I can’t really imagine any of these looks on my 5-foot frame.

    • sonictofu

      When the inevitable “design something to be mass-produced” challenge appears on project runway, the designers need to look at these for inspiration.  Not over- or under-designed!! This is how it’s done. That said, I can’t really imagine any of these looks on my 5-foot frame.

    • Grace Ritt

      I kind of love a lot those. It would make me really happy to wear them!

    • Anonymous

      Preparing to spend $50-170 for that red dress. :)

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Covet. 

      Well, except for the formal shorts, but that’s a personal prejudice and the glove just make me giggle.

    • Chris Boutee

      I like it way better than some of the crackastic stuff he’s been turning out for the elite petite during the past two year.

    • Anonymous

      I would love to wear some “design for less”‘s Lagersfeld garment.
      I’m so jealous and full of envy, right now…

    • Anonymous

      Ok, I love a lot of these. As a larger woman (by fashion standards I’m practically a barn) I’m pleasantly surprised how many of these looks would actually flatter non-model bodies. You almost never see that. 

    • Anonymous

      The over-sized collars on the first two are aesthetically very interesting, but look like they’d be hard for a non-model to wear well… which is a bit of a bummer, because I love that first dress.

    • narita_rayna

      there are some cute pieces, but i could live w/o the stiff white collars.  and those business shorts have got to go…  i pray no fool shows up to work in those XD

    • narita_rayna

      there are some cute pieces, but i could live w/o the stiff white collars.  and those business shorts have got to go…  i pray no fool shows up to work in those XD

    • Anonymous

      Well if Unka Karl is going for the obese Macy’s market he goofed big time. Most of those looks are waaay too body conscious for a big girl to wear. It’ll be interesting to see how it sells.

    • Anonymous

      I like a lot of them.

      It’s a shame they’re at Macy’s, because that means I can’t buy them.

    • Anonymous

      The black and white dress worn under the blazer looks pretty good. I hate the art direction and the poses, though. Awful to the point of being a distraction.

    • Anonymous

      Formal shorts are pointless for we, the unwashed, the hoi polloi. I am struck by how the models seem to alternate between catalog poses of several decades ago and odd contortions which emphasize how much thinner they are than average mortals.

      Nonetheless, there are some sell-like-hotcakes clothes here. The dresses are almost uniformly both attractive and wearable to the drab jobs we little people tend to hold. I like black & gray with white accents more than most people, but these do cry out for a bright accent.

    • Anonymous

      Formal shorts are pointless for we, the unwashed, the hoi polloi. I am struck by how the models seem to alternate between catalog poses of several decades ago and odd contortions which emphasize how much thinner they are than average mortals.

      Nonetheless, there are some sell-like-hotcakes clothes here. The dresses are almost uniformly both attractive and wearable to the drab jobs we little people tend to hold. I like black & gray with white accents more than most people, but these do cry out for a bright accent.

    • Lauren Bradshaw

      Who the hell is this designed for?  20 somethings who cant decide on what era they live in?

    • Anonymous

      What costs $50?  The glove?  The stockings?

    • Anonymous

      Lots and lots to like here, but — stand aside, girls!

      That short-sleeve front-zipper wool jumper is MINE.

    • Anonymous

      The models look SO nutty  HAHHA! 

    • Anonymous

      If they made a Glee knock-off at a secretarial school. these are good to go. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T53WBEPGJZ7MMMZC4O563YU5HA Observer

      I think that dear Auntie, I mean Uncle whipped out a few decent garments for the masses.  I really like the black turtleneck dress and vest combo.

    • Anonymous

      So tired of anorexic models. The clothes look wearable (except for those nasty shorts), but even if they are available in my size, they won’t look good on me. Love the tights…

    • Anonymous

      So tired of anorexic models. The clothes look wearable (except for those nasty shorts), but even if they are available in my size, they won’t look good on me. Love the tights…

    • Anonymous

      This should be a hit.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

      Note to highbrow designers: When you do a line for the masses, it would be a better selling point to have a model that looks a bit more like the real women in America. When I look at Miss 18-year-old Anorexic, I think, “looks great on her but I could never pull it off.”  If you showed the clothes on a slightly fuller model women could say, “she looks like me, and she looks fabulous!” You don’t have to go with plus-size models, but honestly — the average woman in America is 5’3″ and 154 pounds. Like it or not, those are Macy’s shoppers and therefore, your target audience.

    • Anonymous

      I like the tights. The rest of the pieces are  hard to judge because the model is so tall and thin and the poses are so unnatural. Has the man BEEN to Macy’s in Herald Square lately? It’s all tourists and regular old folks from all five boroughs and the bridge and tunnel crowd. My 87-year old aunt was there the other day buying cargo pants. C’mon. 

    • Anonymous

      This is cute stuff, but these bitches need to eat a cheeseburger.

    • http://twitter.com/A_SmallFry AC

      If I buy one of these pieces, should i let my mouth hang open to complete the look?

    • http://twitter.com/megelizah Megan Howard

      I like the clothes, but why do all the models look like they’ve just discovered a dead body..? 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micaela-Cannon/1465504041 Micaela Cannon

      Doesn’t Macy’s already have all of these clothes for a cheaper price? Boring.

    • Jessica Kerrigan

      Hmmm.  Does anyone know if these are the real deal, or if they will be further “dumbed down” on the rack?  I would go to Macy’s for the black blouse with the pink and white floral print and wear it over a camisole.  The pink chiffon-y dress its black twin seem a little juvenile, as does the short-sleeve black A-line dress with the oversize white collar.  This 41-year old doesn’t see much she could wear except for that black floral blouse.

    • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth M.

      must. have. the (p)leather pants!

    • http://twitter.com/rachelruthlee Rachel Lee

      Why do all the models looks anorexic? As a result some of the clothes look like they wouldn’t flatter a real-sized woman. 

    • Anonymous

      Late to the party, and I need some help.  These are not going to have “Chanel” on the label, but “Karl Lagerfeld” (or some facsimile thereof), yes? 

      • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

        Yeah, their Impulse collections (at least what I have) say “(insert designer) for Impulse” or “(insert designer) for Macys”

    • Anonymous

      This collection will be sold out within MINUTES. Wearable by actual humans bigger than a size 2, chic and easy to accessorize to one’s lifestyle.

    • Anonymous

      Some of these pieces are quite nice and I imagine they’ll sell very well. Not feeling the shorts or the puffy sleeved dresses, though.

    • Bridget Dierks

      I love these pieces, and I can also afford them!  I know people are all judge-y when the fashion world makes clothing affordable for the masses, but I certainly appreciate it when that happens.  I can afford Macy’s, but no healthy financial situation will EVER allow me to afford couture.  

    • kate g

      I like the first dress. The rest? Not so much. And those models are freaking terrifying. The one in the shorts is saying “What do you mean eat something other than cottonballs!?!?!”

    • Helen C

      1.  You can get these clothes in Banana Republic 10 years ago.  It’s neither innovative nor beautiful clothes. 

      2.  Funny I always think Karl has a taste for the proletariat.  Look at the models and “icons” he favors.  You honestly cannot get more “proletariat” than Baptiste, or Blake Lively, or Clemence Posey.  

    • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

      There’s even more pictures here: http://www.fashionologie.com/Karl-Lagerfeld-Macys-Full-Collection-Campaign-Pictures-18578169

      Also- eeegads, there are a lot of people throwing around the term anorexic. Yes, everyone, models are tall and thin. But they’re “real” women just like anyone else. As someone who has a “modelesque” build, I can’t tell you how annoying that is.

    • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.vazquez Suzie Vazquez

      He did well, not surprisingly. The only piece I don’t like is the floral shirt. The rest I’d buy and wear happily .. if it wouldn’t bust my budget :P ha

    • Anonymous

      I wonder if he knows the unwashed masses actually have breasts. The ‘girls’ will never fit in those. Cute hose though.

    • Anonymous

      Cute clothes, but I do kind of wonder how well they will work on people who eat.