Ever felt like
cuddling up with Karl Lagerfeld? A German company is
making a high-style teddy bear modeled on the Paris-based
fashion designer, right down to his white-collared
shirt and jet black tie.
company, which makes stuffed animals, got Lagerfeld's
blessing to design the bear. It will be offered in a
limited edition of 2,500 -- at a price of about $1,450
The bear will be
available starting September 15 through the company's
website or in select stores.
It is covered in
alpaca wool and stands 15 inches tall. It will be decked
out in clothes and accessories Lagerfeld himself approved --
sunglasses, jeans, and a belt buckle studded with his
Lagerfeld said in
an interview released by Steiff that he had a teddy
bear as a child.
"I really love
animals, particularly when they are stuffed with
cotton or polyester," said Lagerfeld, who grew up in
Hamburg, Germany. "That way you can guarantee that
they won't bite, won't claw, won't smell bad and make
your things dirty."
said he is not likely to take the bear to bed. "I sleep
totally alone, only with myself," he said. (AP)