Thursday, October 04, 2007

Gai xinh - Beauty girl 08

"We were a bit disappointed. We thought he might carry on a bit longer," said Ken Downing, fashion director at upmarket U.S. store Neiman Marcus.

Lagerfeld said he also regretted his competitor's departure.

"I'm not very happy," he said after his own show. "He's on top form, he should continue."

Lagerfeld, whose name is now owned by a private equity company Apax Partners, presented a youthful collection for his own label, which took inspiration from the 1980s. Models paraded on a rainbow-striped runway in short ruffled skirts or trousers of black see-through tulle.

Lagerfeld, who also designs for Chanel, edits books and who is approaching 70, said he had no intention of slowing down.