Karl Lagerfeld

Fashion Designer

German fashion designer, artist, and photographer based in Paris.

Born: September 10, 1933 in Hamburg, Germany (Currently age 82)
Fashion Capital: Paris
Famous for: Head designer and creative director of the fashion house Chanel as well as the Italian house Fendi and his own label fashion house.

Important Information of Lagerfeld:

  • 1961, striking out on his own fashion house
  • Lagerfeld became known in the fashion industry for his innovative, in-the-moment styles.
  • Lagerfeld began to freelance for French fashion house Chloé in 1964.
  • In 1970, he began a brief design collaboration with Roman haute-couture house Curie.
  • At Chanel in the early 1980s he brought a near-dead brand back to life with a revamped popular ready-to-wear lineup
  • Lagerfeld launched his own label in 1984, which he built around the idea of what he described as "intellectual sexiness." Over the years, the brand developed a reputation for quality tailoring with bold ready-to-wear pieces like cardigan jackets in bright colors.
  • In 2005 Lagerfeld sold the label to Tommy Hilfiger.
  • Lagerfeld recently signed a deal to form a joint venture avec G-III Apparel Group Ltd, a New York-based firm known for making licensed apparel for brands such as Calvin Klein, and owning outerwear and sportswear brands.
  • Lagerfeld and G-III will have an “affordable luxury” category by kicking off their partnership with a Karl Lagerfeld Paris collection for spring 2016

Designs of Karl Lagerfeld

Part of one of Lagerfeld's clothing lines.

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Chanel | Haute Couture Spring Summer 2015 Full Show | Exclusive

Chanel | Haute Couture Spring Summer 2015

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