I didn't have to take the ferry to Plattsburgh (pretty much the only thing one can do on Grand Isle), so what was I supposed to do there? Stalk Karl Lagerfeld.
Women's Wear Daily announced that Lagerfeld bought a home here in early October, and since then, news sources as lofty as the New York Times have all had their say. Luxist.com, has their own over-romantic take on the property. Here's hoping that Lagerfeld takes full advantage of the "fertile farmland."
Other local media outlets are finally picking up the story — here's a report from last night's WCAX newscast.
Monday afternoon, I drove over to see what exactly the couturier was doing in the brick house on the highway. When I got there, I met Willie Lebeau of Essex Equipment, who was providing furnishings and heating for a photo shoot. He was doubtful that Lagerfeld would eventually settle there, "If he were moving, it would take more than two days to renovate it." And presumably, he would bring his own furniture.
As Seven Days' newly appointed fashionista, I hope to shake his fingerless-gloved hand.
You can read my story about stalking Karl Lagerfeld in this week's Seven Days.