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Now Even You Can Live In Fashion…Seriously

Posted by thelanetrain on July 10, 2008

Eccentric designer Karl Lagerfeld will be designing 80 Chanel brand homes (yes, the same company that produces perfume and dresses, so naturally, a step in the right direction) on a man-made island in Dubai called…wait for it…fashion island!  It’s bascially every girl’s dream, all that’s missing is a giant Ken Doll and all of Barbie’s dreamhouse’s accessories.

But why Dubai?  Aside from becoming a dumping ground for monstrous, corporate architecture, Lagerfeld thinks the city is the perfect locale in many other ways:

“The metamorphosis of art and beauty is my passion. The discovery of contemporary mediums of expression has allowed me to pursue my interest in art, beauty, architecture and progressive cultural exchange. Dubai is a fashion bud on the verge of blossoming into the next fashion hub of the world. The city is alive with culture and rich in personality, making it a perfect place for aesthetic, fashion and design to flourish. Isla Moda has tremendous potential to be the style icon of the future and I intend on driving the island to high style stardom.” [!! omg blog !!]

In other words, Dubai is pretty much on the “developing” end of the fashion world and by building a bunch of expensive, overpriced homes, he hopes to make it the Milan of the Middle East.  Kinda lame if you ask me.  Besides, haven’t you heard that homes are no longer in style?

(Image via Gawker)

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One Response to “Now Even You Can Live In Fashion…Seriously”

  1. nousha.com said

    I really look forward to seeing these homes!

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