No, it’s not Bieber in the middle of the scrum—it’s Karl Lagerfeld.

Right after the
Fendi show, I snuck backstage to see if I could have a close encounter with Karl. Turns out, the Kaiser’s presence turns fashion media into hysterical groupies. Can you tell by the photos it was mayhem back there? Apologies for the shaky images: mixing three espressos on an empty stomach with a crowd of jostling, crazed journalists= this photo diary.

Karl’s trying to make an escape—his bodyguard has warned everyone to back off.

Before disappearing into a private room (behind a velvet rope!) Karl stops to air kiss a model.

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