-He is from Hamburg, Germany.
-As a child he would cut out pictures from fashion magazines.
-At 14 he moved to Paris and 2 years later he submitted sketches and fabric samples to a design competition.
-He first worked as a junior assistance for Pierre Balmain then as an apprentice.
-Designed collections for Chloe and Fendi.
-Brought a near-dead Chanel back to life with a revamped ready-to-wear lineup.
Famous Works and Main Style
-Very structural and dramatic women's wear, mostly in black and white.
Fashion Capital and His debut collection
-Launched his label in 1984 which he described as "intellectual sexiness"
-He's now starting to participate in film and photography.
-In 2011 he designed a line of glassware for the Swedish company Orrefors.
-The same year he signed to create a new collection for Macy's.
-He's also had a part in creative design for H&M.