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KARL LAGERFELD TEDDY BEARS

Karl Lagerfeld, the current mastermind behind Chanel and Fendi, has recently been seen reincarnated as both a plastic figurine and as a video game character in Grand Theft Auto IV.

This September, we’ll also be seeing Karl Lagerfeld teddy bears, available exclusively at luxury department store, Neiman Marcus.

 
Above, Karl with one of his limited edition look-a-like bears.

Sans fingerless gloves, but complete with other Kaiser Karl signatures, like his collared shirt, skinny jeans, aviator-style sunglasses, the bears also come with a hefty $1,500. This limited-edition bear is being released by a German toy company, Steiff, and will feature joints that can pivot and move.

Karl told W Magazine, “Bears are very nice, as long as you are nice to them…Maybe I had one; I don’t remember. I never played with anything like toys. I wanted to be grown-up.” He even went on to claim their superiority over toy dolls, claiming, “Nothing scares me more than people with some doll collection. Frightening.”

Photos courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.