Karl Lagerfeld Practically Explains the Totally Unpractical Hula-Hoop Bag

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Karl Lagerfeld Practically Explains the Totally Unpractical Hula-Hoop Bag
Karl Lagerfeld should write a manual called How To Live Your Life to the Fullest. First chapter: Handbags.

The usually brilliant on the Chanel runway, usually out of touch anywhere else designer explained his over-sized LOL-worthy hula hoop “hand” bag that nearly stole the show on its wind turbine catwalk during Paris Fashion Week.

“It’s for the beach,” Karl plainly told the Telegraph clearing up where you’re supposed to take something that crazy and circular. “You need space for the beach towel, huh? And then you can put into the sand and hang things on it.” Well, duh.

Though to be real, I don’t know any logical woman who’d put a Chanel bag in the sand. Coco Chanel probably wouldn’t. But then again, women who lounge around on multi-million dollar yachts all day in St. Tropez aren’t always known for their logic puzzle cracking skills. I can already see this under some million-heiress’ $500 beach umbrella using this Chanel bag to hang up their other Chanel bags.

Though more interesting and practical and less looking-like-it-belongs-in-a-conceptual-art-exhibit-at-the-Tate-Modern would be to see this quilted design in a much smaller, maybe even clutch size. That could be kind of kitschy, kind of chic.

On the spring/summer 2013 runway, the accessory premiered on a swimsuit number—the only one in the collection to feature the classic Chanel “C” monogram.

Watch the rest of Godfather of Fashion Karl’s comments here:

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