the karl of it all

The Kaiser Picks Up Supplies at the Piggly Wiggly

In an editorial for French Elle, Karl Lagerfeld goes grocery shopping. Of all of the things you could force a kaiser to do for a glossy, it’s quite successfully disconcerting to frame him as a mere commoner. As you know, he would never be spotted surrounded by stacks and stacks of calories in real life, explaining in the accompanying interview: “It’s the first time I’ve stepped into a supermarket. It’s crazy — fascinating what one can buy. There’s enough here to easily gain twenty kilos.”

The Kaiser Shops at the Piggly Wiggly