the karl of it all

Karl Lagerfeld’s Hotel to Feature Frescoes of Baptiste

The muse and the mastermind.
The muse and the mastermind.

When Karl Lagerfeld signed on to redesign the landscape Hotel Métropole in Monte-Carlo, we envisioned Baptiste-shaped topiaries, or perhaps a fountain sculpture of Freja Beha and Anna Mouglalis locked in a tender embrace. But in reality, it’s going to be so much better! The hotel released some of Karl’s design plans to the Telegraph today, including a series of frescoes starring Baptiste as a toga-wearing, goblet-raising Greek god of sorts. (There’s a particularly spectacular one of him striding forward in a sarong-type thing with a large, presumably wine-filled jug slung over his shoulder.) No word on where exactly these frescoes will be placed — Karl is redesigning the hotel’s full exterior, including the pool, terrace, and a new Joel Robuchon restaurant — but no doubt they’ll really tie the place together. 

Karl’s Hotel to Feature Frescoes of Baptiste