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App that creates Karl Lagerfeld-themed emojis has been released to promote new perfume collection

Karl Lagerfeld at the  Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Karl expressing a new emotion: Confusion. Photo by Francois Durand/Getty.

For a man of very few emotions — he’s so often shielded by his sunglasses that really the only expression we’re able to perceive is “smug” — Karl Lagerfeld ( @KarlLagerfeld ) isn’t the first man we’d choose to help us express our own feelings. But now, thanks to a new phone app, he’s going to do just that.

To promote his new perfumes, Karl Lagerfeld — or, more likely, someone working for his company — has released an app that creates Karl-themed emojis.

Here’s how it works: You open up the app, called emotiKarl, and type a message using both regular letters and Karl emojis, which range from Karl faces, Choupette faces, and fingerless glove-clad hands in various gestures. Then, you save and share the message through the method of your choice — you can send via text, various social media channels, or just save to your phone.

Screenshots of the emotiKarl app in action.

Screenshots of the emotiKarl app in action.

The downside is that the message saves as an image, and doesn’t work natively with your keyboard like real emojis do. Also, there’s no middle finger emoji, which I think would be perfect in a Karl-esque fingerless glove (Come on, I know I’m not the only one waiting for a flipping-the-bird emoji here).

But it’s still a lot of fun — and, because it’s free, probably the cheapest Karl Lagerfeld product you’ll ever find. You can download the app in iTunes for the iPhone or in Google Play for the Android.