"What I love best in life is new starts" Why do we love so much Karl Lagerfeld…?!

Karl Lagerfeld is by far the most famous fashion icon in the world.  As a designer, photographer and artist, he is known for his bold designs and constant reinvention.  
At the humble age of 86 Lagerfeld is still running the world of fashion today with his influence in Chanel and Fendi and collaborations with H&M, Chloe and his own brand Karl and Karlito collection by Fendi.

karl2Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld is globally renowned for his cutting-edge, aspirational and relevant approach to style. Under his creative direction, the Karl Lagerfeld fashion house is rooted in a DNA that’s accessible-luxe and cool; its signature aesthetic combines timeless classics with a modern, rock-chic edge.

Karl Lagerfeld’s portfolio includes ready-to-wear for men and women, childrenswear, bags and small leather goods. Additional collections include watches, eyewear, footwear, perfumes, candles and fashion jewellery. In 2016 the company launched bridal fine jewellery and Karl Lagerfeld Paris, which brings Parisian-inspired styles to North America.

Karl Lagerfeld’s expanding network includes over 95 mono-brand points of sale worldwide, plus a premium wholesale presence in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The global flagship store on karl.com reaches 96 countries and reflects Karl Lagerfeld’s expertise in engagement through digital innovation.

karl3ABOUT KARL LAGERFELD

Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld is globally renowned for his cutting-edge, aspirational and relevant approach to style. Under his creative direction, the Karl Lagerfeld fashion house is rooted in a DNA that’s accessible-luxe and cool; its signature aesthetic combines timeless classics with a modern, rock-chic edge.
In addition to being the creative director of his signature brand, Karl Lagerfeld also oversees the creative direction of the Chanel and Fendi fashion houses. He is one of the most celebrated designers of the 21st century, and his visionary creativity expands beyond fashion to include illustration, photography, styling and publishing.

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS

1938: Karl Lagerfeld was born in Hamburg, Germany.

1954: He won first prize in a contest organised by the Secrétariat International de la Laine (International Wool Association), for a sketch of a coat. The coat was produced by Pierre Balmain who offered Karl Lagerfeld, then 17, a job as his assistant.

1957: He became art director for fashion designer Jean Patou.

1962: He became one of the first freelancers in the modern fashion industry, working between France, Italy, England and Germany.

karl41965: He began working for Fendi; their collaboration has continued to the present day.

1964: He began working with Chloe.

1975: He became the first fashion designer to introduce a perfume, CHLOE, without having his own label.

1983: He was named art director of the house of Chanel.

1984: He created his own fashion house, KARL LAGERFELD, while continuing his collaborations with Chanel and Fendi.

1987: He moved behind the lens to start shooting his own campaigns. He has since become renowned for his work as a photographer, and many of his images have been transformed into art books, published by Steidl.

1992: He created 60 colourful illustrations for the classic fairy tale The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Anderson.

1999: He opened a bookshop in Paris, called 7L. A year later, he also became a publisher with the launch of the EDITIONS 7L publishing house, which specialises in books about visual knowledge and photography.

2000: He changed his look and redefined his image after losing 42 kilograms (93 lbs) with a self-imposed diet. A book, The 3D Diet, was published about the experience shortly thereafter; it sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide.

2004: He was the first designer in the world to be asked by fashion giant H&M to collaborate on a capsule collection of 30 pieces.

karl62008: His name was added to Le Petit Larousse Illustré, France’s most iconic dictionary.

2010: He received the Couture Council Fashion Visionary Award from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York.

2012: He became a monthly contributor of bespoke caricature sketches to F.A.Z, a supplement of the Frankfurter Allgemein Zeitung newspaper in Germany.

2016: At the request of choreographer and director Benjamin Millepied, he designed the costumes for the Brahms-Schönberg Quartet production at the Opéra Bastille in Paris.

2017: He designed two spectacular suites in the iconic Hôtel de Crillon in Paris. He was also named recipient of the “Outstanding Achievement Award” at the British Fashion Awards and the John B. Fairchild Award by WWD.


Photo 1. Karl Lagerfeld (right) with godson Hudson Kroenig in Seoul, South Korea, May 2015. Photograph by Karl Lagerfeld.
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Photo 4. Karl Lagerfeld closing the Chanel Fall Winter 2018/19 show, Karl Lagerfeld joins Luna Bijl at the forest's edge.
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Photo 6. Karl Lagerfeld and Cara Delevingne

Charlotte - Style & fashion

Bonsoir, my name is Charlotte. My mother, ex-model for Saint-Laurent, is American but I’ve lived in Paris since I was 4 years old. Since my mother was often abroad for fashion shows, my French grandmother, a dressmaker for Chanel, taught me the way to become a real Parisian. Today, I’m a wedding-planner and my husband directs a famous fashion magazine. I don’t have to tell you that I have a front seat at all of the fashion shows and I’ve developed a good general culture about fashion. Although I’m the personal shopper for my friends, my strong points are marriage and elegance.

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