For the 20th anniversary issue of Dazed & Confused, we got in touch with our extended family of collaborators, and asked them to send us the one object they felt best represented their last two decades, for the purpose of constructing a 'time capsule'. Upon deciding to hand over the contents to our readers, as well as fashion, art, and culture enthusiasts across the world, we set up shop with Ebay, and chose Oxfam to benefit from the money raised. The auction runs from November 20-27, 2011. We are auctioning 34 pieces of memorabilia in total, with generous participants ranging from international fashion designers to Dazed’s very own home grown talents.
Chanel’s head designer, Karl Lagerfeld, has given us the pieces, which make up his signature look. Lagerfeld’s tie, featuring two delicate gold pins (a camera and paint palette), and a white collar are today’s items of choice, both of which the designer has presented on a velvet Chanel hanger. The iconic designer has also used tipp-ex to write “that’s all I did” on the tie, explained in his quote: “You see that’s all I did in the last 20 years…Chanel and myself. A camera for all the photos I took. A palette for all the sketchbooks I made.”