A reader asked in the comments of a previous post, 'Did Karl Lagerfeld influence Don Cherry or was it the other way around?' Every time I see a photo of Lagerfeld I'm reminded of the colourful, amusing, wince-inducing CBC hockey commentator. They must be the only two people on the planet who wear collar styles such as these. Cherry has to be on his 50th tailor by now, I hear spontaneous retinal detachment claimed the other 49.
My guess is Lagerfeld wears those rigid, earlobe-grazing collars to hide neck waddle but Don Cherry, he's just mad. He's ensured, through his wardrobe, that he's the most interesting thing about hockey. Funny that, Karl is the most interesting thing about the fashion world. Never underestimate the power of eccentric personal style: Lagerfeld's ever-present white ponytail, the dark sunglasses at night, the racing gloves, and Cherry's capacity, through colossal (and intentional?) bad taste in suits, to make Herb Tarlek look like Tom Ford. Truly, forces to be reckoned with. Respect.