With the launch of Karl Lagerfeld’s Olympic-themed collection at Selfridges in London Tuesday night, Karl calls this an exercise in laughing at himself. But that did not deter some of fashions finest from coming out to support the notable designer and his collection.

“The drama of this collection isn’t a drama,” the designer said. “It’s a joke. It’s an inspiration. In a way, it’s me. So I have to be careful not to get too much into it, because I don’t expect everybody to dress like me. That’s why I like this collection with the t-shirt to make a joke out of me, because I think I’m a cartoon.”