The International Herald Tribune (IHT) announced today that Karl Lagerfeld will join the illustrious speaker lineup at its annual luxury conference, this year entitled Heritage Luxury, taking place at the InterContinental London Park Lane, November 9 to 10, 2010.

One of the most admired and respected figures in the fashion world, Mr. Lagerfeld is head designer and creative director for Chanel and designs for both Fendi and his own line, Karl Lagerfeld. With a zest for new creative ideas and enthusiasm for diverse projects, including photography, book publishing and film directing, Mr. Lagerfeld is well placed to address the conference theme of how global luxury brands are maintaining and cultivating their heritage values while embracing new ways of interacting with their customers.

Suzy Menkes, the IHTs internationally-renowned fashion editor and conference chair, said, I am delighted and honored that Karl will be speaking at Heritage Luxury. He is an iconic figure whose interests range beyond fashion, encompassing literature and the arts. I am looking forward to hearing his invaluable contribution to our 10th anniversary conference.

Confirmed speakers include Alber Elbaz, Lanvin; Angela Ahrendts, Burberry; Christopher Bailey, Burberry; David Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren; Tommy Hilfiger; Rosita, Angela and Margherita Missoni; Michele Norsa, Salvatore Ferragamo; Patrizio di Marco, Gucci; Stanislas de Quercize, Van Cleef & Arpels; Paul Smith; and Ralph Toledano, Chloe. Visit the conference Web site for the full list of confirmed speakers.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the IHTs annual luxury conference is highly regarded by creative and business leaders in the global fashion and luxury goods industry. It attracts stellar speakers, such as Bernard Arnault, Franois-Henri Pinault, Giorgio Armani, Tom Ford, Donatella Versace and Ralph Lauren and provides a forum for delegates from as many as 40 countries to gain insights, share ideas and expand their international networks.

The conference is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, IMG, InterContinental London Park Lane, International Fur Trade Federation, Hewlett-Packard, Almax and ESSEC.