Karl Lagerfeld and Snoop Dogg to Star in a Rap Video Together

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Karl Lagerfeld and Snoop Dogg to Star in a Rap Video Together
File this under "weirdest fashion collaborations ever," Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld is appearing a rap music video with Snoop Dogg. No, Snoop isn't teaching Lagerfeld how to blow smoke rings or "drop it like it's hot."

Women's Wear Daily reports that Lagerfeld made an early morning appearance at the San Tropez cafe Senequier to film a bit for the music video of a French recording artist Jean-Roch Pedri. Jean-Roch recorded the song with Snoop Dogg, who also appears in the video. The song is called "St-Tropez" and Lagerfeld appears in the video wearing head-to-toe white, because that is his "weekend" outfit.

I don't know how they do in France, but over here you would never see a fashion icon in a rap video. Michael Kors in Lil Wayne video? Naw. Vera Wang chillin with Drake in a video? Nope.

Maybe the French rap video is a modern day hip hop retelling of "The Odd Couple," starring Lagerfeld and Snoop. Lulz.

Snoop Dogg and Lagerfeld’s connection gets even more intimate. Lagerfeld was spotted at Snoop Dogg's "West Coast" party in Paris earlier this month. How do two people like this even meet? Who introduces them? Does Snoop’s weed dealer wear a lot of Chanel? The world may never know.

However, hip hop artists have been trying to bridge the gap between rap music and the fashion world for some time now. Diddy's last album, "Last Train to Paris" was inspired by the Vogue's February 2010 spread with Natalia Vodianova, which takes place on a train going to Paris. Not only is the album inspired by fashion photography, many of the tracks feature spoken word by Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, Isaac Mizrahi, Zac Posen and Tommy Hilfiger.

Also, Kanye West has been inching closer and closer to the fashion world each year. He's about to show his debut runway collection this September, collaborating with London fashion designer Louise Goldin. Though Kanye's debut collection will probably be way more legitimate than your average Celebrity-fashion-line-for-Kohls.

While it may not be high fashion. Rap icons and mass retailed clothing have been merging for years. Jay Z created his Macy's line Rocawear to regular folks can look sharp and urban like Jay at retail prices.

Lil Wayne has announced he plans to launch a clothing line titled "Rebirth" the same name as his debut "rock" album. Lil Wayne says the concept of the brand will be so people can dress and "be funky like me."

However, none of these hip-hop/fashion crossovers will be nearly as bizarre as Karl Lagerfeld's debut in a Snoop video.
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