>> Under normal circumstances, Karl Lagerfeld  doesn't do things like grocery shopping — but for the sake of a navel-gazing, tongue-in-cheek fashion editorial, he made an exception.
As part of his stint as guest editor and political columnist for French Elle, Lagerfeld starred in what WWD  promises will "show Karl Lagerfeld like you've never seen him before." Lagerfeld poses looking for stain removers in a supermarket and sitting behind the wheel of a car, frustrated with the indignity of being stuck in a traffic jam. But in reality, Lagerfeld hasn't driven since he was 18 years old and told WWD he'd never been in a supermarket before. "It's the first time I've stepped into a supermarket. It's crazy — fascinating what one can buy. There's enough here to easily gain 20 kilos."
Meanwhile, models Saskia de Brauw and Caroline Nielsen are featured in the background wearing the "masstige" line Lagerfeld created for Net-a-Porter .
Click through for a look at Lagerfeld doing his own shopping — with more of the eight-page spread added as it becomes available.
At left: Karl Lagerfeld at the Chanel  Fall 2012 show; Getty
Karl Lagerfeld for French Elle
Checking out stain removers, Karl?