The famous designer visits Canada for the first time and the crowd goes wild
If someone said to us Karl Lagerfeld was going to be in Toronto to launch a condo development we would have thought you were pulling a beautifully woven Chanel jacket over our eyes. However, last night, Uncle Karl came, saw and conquered Toronto with his signature sunglasses and all black attire. And guess what? We were there!
No lie, we’re still walking on cloud nine and pinching ourselves eight hours after the fact that we were breathing the same air as the vaunted designer and standing an arm’s reach from him, albeit for a split second. Lagerfeld was in the city last night to celebrate his latest architectural venture; designing two lobbies for Toronto’s latest and greatest condo project Art Shoppe Lofts+ Condos, led by Freed Developments and CD Capital Developments.
How do you get one of the world’s most well-known celebrities and designer behind luxury brands like Chanel, Fendi and his own namesake label to take part in a Canadian condo project? Well, let’s just say that ironing out the details and getting a meeting to collaborate with Lagerfeld doesn’t happen overnight. Jordan Dermer, managing partner of CD Capital Developments, told the Toronto Star in February, We’ve been talking about this for a year or more, it’s not an easy thing to arrange, you have to go through a lot of agents.
Art Shoppe Lofts and Condos are being built on the former site of the upscale furniture store The Art Shoppe. The building will sit on a two acre property located in the trendy uptown area of Toronto, near the intersections of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue, consisting of a 28-storey tower and a 12-storey mid-rise building. Both lobbies of these structures will be designed by Lagerfeld who will personally select the fixtures, furniture and features for the space. If you’re looking for a new pad to move into the opportunity to purchase a unit here starts on April 25, 2015 with occupancy schedule for 2019.
The launch party to celebrate Art Shoppe Lofts + Condos, of course, happened last night which brought Lagerfeld to Canada for the first time ever. To say people were going wild to get a glimpse of him in the flesh would be mild. As Lagerfeld entered the building he was swarmed by the crowd, who then proceeded to follow him from room to room like a human tidal wave. Everyone, no matter if you were wearing a Chanel or H&M last night, was on equal footing in their attempts to snap a picture or a blurry selfie with Uncle Karl.