Karl Lagerfeld and Vans Are Teaming Up

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Somewhere, pigs are flying.

Karl Lagerfeld, creative force behind Chanel, Fendi and his own eponymous label, is doing his own take on the whole high-fashion street-wear phenomenon. 

Yes, the man who once said, "Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life, so you bought some sweatpants" is cozying up with Vans, the "Off the Wall" So. Cal.-based sneaker vendor typically associated with stoner/skate culture, rambunctious teens and Sean Penn, not haute couture. 

According to WWD, the two unlikely brands have teamed up on a capsule set to drop on Sept. 7. The collection will consist of classic Vans styles, including the Sk8-Hi laceless and Old Skool laceless, reimagined with Lagerfeld's own mug dabbled across Vans' signature checkerboard pattern, as well as his "K" insignia. A T-shirt featuring an image of Karl wearing a checkerboard tie, as well as a raglan bomber and premium leather backpack round out the capsule.

Lucky for shoppers, the price range hovers in a realm more typical of Vans than Karl Lagerfeld, coming in between $40 and $300. 

Vans has been taking advantage of street wear's fashion moment with more than one collab. The brand recently partnered on an extremely exclusive collection with the L.A.-based label Enfants Riches Deprimes. And of course in recent years, plenty of luxury brands (Celine, Givenchy and indeed Chanel) have paid homage to Vans' iconic slip-on style with their own pricey versions.

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