Whether you love him or love to hate him, you cannot deny the power of Karl Lagerfeld. With his signature white ponytail and black sunglasses, and high-powered creative director posts at Chanel and Fendi, Lagerfeld is easily one of the most recognizable figures in the fashion industry. And when you’re as famous and successful as the Kaiser, the offers for countless collaborations follow. However, some may be a little more, well, interesting than others.
Lagerfeld recently announced a collaboration between himself and Faber-Castell, the creators of the coloring pencils he uses to sketch. According to WWD, this September, the famed pencil manufacturer will release KarlBox, a collection of tools and supplies for sketching. The luxe pencils will be housed in a Chinese wedding chest-inspired box and will retail for approximately $2,825. In other words, they’re not your standard back to school fare. Designer pencils may seem like a bit of a stretch, but is it really the weirdest collaboration Lagerfeld has done? No, dear readers, it is not.