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Claudia, Klonopin, and Hov’s Dream Deferred


Indomitable: These Dom Perignon ads make us forgive Karl Lagerfeld for basically everything. [NotCot]

The Blueprint: Jay-Z’s hotelier ambitions are quashed by the economic downturn. We’re hoping this means the next album gets a Robert Rubin diss track. [Luxist]

Type Slowly: Is the fashion industry moving in slower cycles? Maybe it’s just the klonopin. [PSFK]

Out in the Streets: Counting down the 21 best-looking people in New York. [Racked]

Sign of the Times


Usually people are a bit cannier about Marie Antionette comparisons—especially when the peasants are as restless as they are now—but Karl Lagerfeld has never been one to restrain himself.

Based on the story that the classic champagne coupe was modeled off Marie Antionette’s breast, good old Karl has brought the coupe into the modern day with another impeccable glass, only this time it's modeled off of Claudia Schiffer’s bosom and suspended by three bottles of Dom Perignon. If you needed somewhere to point your pitchforks…

Live for Eva

  • Jared Paul Stern


We say one can never get enough of Czech supermodel and card-carrying Kemptress Eva Herzigova, so we welcome the latest installment in Karl Lagerfeld's episodic ad campaign for Dom Pérignon's 1996 Rosé Vintage champagne.

Especially as it requires Eva to lounge around in a luxury hotel room in her lingerie, getting soused on pink bubbly. In the Kaiser's scenario, she check's into the hotel and finds a handsome fellow rooming down the hall who apparently shares her obsession with Dom. A few establishing shots later, they're getting it on but manage to never spill a drop. Trust us, that isn't how it happened in real life.

Black Magic

  • Jared Paul Stern


In the rush to give one's champagne brand a boost in an increasingly-crowded marketplace, some firms go too far; take this womb-like contraption for chilling an otherwise blameless bottle of Veuve Clicquot, or Karl Lagerfeld's Pepto Bismol pink Dom Pérignon carrier.

Contrast those with this elegantly understated Coffret case for Laurent-Perrier's multi-vintage *prestige cuvée* Grand Siècle: a cleverly-constructed black case containing a magnum of the good stuff and six hand-blown Baccarat crystal champagne flutes in separate compartments.

No doubt some will complain that it doesn't look expensive or flashy enough, and to them we say good night and good luck.