All-star fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld—a top dog at Chanel, Fendi, and, of course, his own line—is known to splash around the waters of home/hotel design, what with his collection of stylish stemware, his role as Arch Digest France guest editor, and his foray into the realm of all-chocolate hotel rooms, but perhaps at Monte Carlo's Hôtel Métropole is where the icon can really use his styling prowess to full effect. Lagerfeld collaborated with chef Joël Robuchon to create the hotel's pool area (a "dining experience," rather, according to Robb Report), which Lagerfeld crowned with a 65-foot-long tableau inspired by Homer's The Iliad and the The Odyssey. Lagerfeld shot models dressed as hellenes and afterward had the black-and-white images—which boast a sort of 1920s Hollywood-does-Sparta vibe—etched into poolside embankments of glass. More shots, below.
· Karl Lagerfeld Designs Joël Robuchon's New Hôtel Métropole Eatery [Robb Report]
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