Karl Lagerfeld debuts $2,850 limited-edition art supply kit

Into pricey art? Why not make your own? Karl Lagerfeld has just the thing for budding artists with green to spare — his newly launched $2850 limited edition art supply kit created in co-ordination with partner Faber-Castell . Only 2500 “Karlbox” black lacquer boxed kits emblazoned with the slogan “Colours in black” have been made. Each features 350 different premium-grade drawing and painting supplies organized by color, including the designer’s favorite product line, 120 water-soluble color pencils by Albrecht Durer.

The team has thought of everything: five individual moving drawers; color families spelled out in three distinct languages — English, German and French — and even a foldable Clic & Go water cup. The only thing would-be artists need to supply is the creative inspiration as no muse is included.

With the popularity of adult coloring books used for relaxation and stress-relief lately, it’s no surprise Lagerfeld would launch the kit now.

The designer explains in a recent press release, “To me, drawing is like breathing and writing. These are the things that almost relax me.”

A word of caution though: at this price we’d be afraid of coloring outside the lines.

Karlbox may be purchased online as well as in Faber-Castell stores, Karl Lagerfeld boutiques worldwide, and Harrods London, while supplies last. [Vogue]