>> After editing stints at Metro and French Elle, Karl Lagerfeld will be back in May with a guest-edited edition of France's Architectural Digest.
The issue promises an intimate view of Lagerfeld's apartment on the Quai Voltaire in Paris — his futuristic living room is on the cover — and also includes a feature on the late interior designer Elsie de Wolfe, as well as another on lap pools.
Lagerfeld says in his editor's letter that he approaches decorating his home the same way he dresses himself and his Chanel customers. "We are at the heart of a Russian doll: first the clothes, then the apartments and houses," he writes. "Even the streets and the cities are part of the evolution of our preferences and our taste."
The May issue of French Architectural Digest doesn't hit Parisian newsstands until April 13, but click through to preview a few images from the issue — plus, see pictures of Lagerfeld's Paris apartment from the April 2009 issue of Elle Decor Japan.
Left: Lagerfeld in his Paris Apartment; Elle Decor Japan 2009