Dueling closely against Anna Wintour’s bob is the seemingly never-changing ensemble of Karl Lagerfeld. With the barrage of heavy-hitting sartorial pieces emanating from his daily wardrobe, it didn’t seem too surprising to see that women eventually embraced the designer’s adoration for collars. Whether you’re a fan of the trend or not, detachable collars truly made an impact. From the absolutely feminine to the slightly androgynous, women were quick on their shopping toes in bagging this accessory.
The accessory, which notoriously took over many style savants’ clavicles in seasons past has already showed signs of slowing, but Lagerfeld is giving the trend another go. The designer is bringing the fast fashion accessory into high-fashion territory through his latest design—a $37,500 black diamond and emerald collar. The detachable collar features three rows of black diamonds, which boast a 40-carat total. Front and center is a stunning emerald stone at an estimated and less-ostentatious 22 carats.
The extravagant accessory is produced exclusively for the Brilliant exhibition curated by Carol Woolton at Masterpiece, London. The Lagerfeld-designed collar will be on display from June 28 to July 4, but interested buyers can make the purchase through Net-a-Porter. The website states that making the $37,500-purchase—excluding taxes and duties—will also come with “a hand-signed sketch from Mr. Lagerfeld himself.” Even better, a percentage of the amassed profits will reportedly be donated to CLIC Sargent, a children’s cancer charity.
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