Thursday, December 03, 2009

Karl Lagerfeld & Ruby's Limited Edition Helmets

Leave it to Karl Lagerfeld to make sure that the scooter-riding fashionistas have something chic to wear while riding around town. For his fall 2009 namesake collection, Lagerfeld created, in conjunction with Les Ateliers Ruby, what are probably the most fabulous scooter helmets of all time [sic]. When they debuted, it was unknown when or even if the works of helmet art — complete with iPod hookups and precious jewels — would actually be available for sale. This actually makes the fourth installment of Ruby's limited-edition helmet series.

Multiple styles will be available, including a lady-like helmet in black and white tweed (a subtle nod to Chanel ?) and a couture-ish one embroidered in pearls. But the most obscenely luxurious headdress has to be the one covered in lustrous black mink — part urban barbarian, part futurist warrior. Find them at Colette in Paris priced from $1,800 to $6,800, but hurry, only 12 copies are being offered.

Source: Hint