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Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld

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Birth date: September 10, 1933
Country: Germany
Brand Name: Karl Lagerfeld
Labels: Karl Lagerfeld; Chanel; Fendi; Chloe; K Karl Lagerfeld
Other Product Lines: Shoes, Leather goods, Handbags, Accessories

Overview

Karl Lagerfeld is a synonym for high-end fashion and amazing couture designs, yet his first collections were not at all successful. Lagerfeld designed as a freelancer for 20 years, and worked with various fashion houses; among them Chloé and Fendi, which boosted his career to universal heights. Lagerfeld is one of the world's most famous, successful, and unique fashion designers in history. Today, he is famed as the legendary head designer and chief director at Chanel and Fendi fashion houses.

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Designer Facts

Top Facts:

  • No one truly knows Lagerfeld's real date of birth. It's part of the Kaiser's mystery.
  • As a young designer, Lagerfeld used to consult with Christian Dior's fortune teller, who predicted he would become a successful name in the fashion industry.
  • In 1980, Karl Lagerfeld published his drawings in the fairy tale “The Emperor's New Clothes,” by Hans Christian Andersen.
  • Lagerfeld is also a talented photographer. His 2011 Pirelli Calendar photoshoot is recognized as being one of the best editions of the prestigious VIP calendar.
  • Though his fashion designs are unique and innovative, Lagerfeld himself wears almost only black and white outfits, and covers his eyes with black sunglasses.
  • Lagerfeld's comments on women's weight have caused him some trouble in the past. In 2010, Lagerfeld claimed that Heidi Klum was “simply too heavy,” and in 2012 he was quoted saying that British soulstress Adele is “a little too fat.” After being severely criticized, the German designer apologized and took back his words.