Karl Lagerfeld has a masterful sense of the here and now, sometimes we wonder if the bizarrely acute designer has an extra gene switched on that allows him to function like the human equivalent of a syntactical pattern recognition program so strong is his grasp of the interrelationships of the prominent features of a fashion season. His KL Spring 2009 collection had everything that a Spring 2009 collection should from futuristic science fiction themes and strong geometric forms (but don't forget the draping) to reflections on reflection and a strong sense of monochromatic dressing. Add in a healthy dose of accessories merchandising, like say jewelry cum tattoos or cheeky bags with the designer's face, and viola fashion!
God forbid Karl use up too much of his magic at his own line though as surely something must be saved for Fendi and Chanel. We can only say may the Gods of Fashion protect this treasure so that he can continue to function as our cultural lightening rod.