Karl Lagerfeld, a true visionary and the ingenious creative behind some of fashion’s most prestigious labels including Fendi, Chloe and Chanel, as well as his own brand Karl Lagerfeld. The world was brought to a stand still after the creative genius who had made a significant contribution to the fashion industry passed away during London AW19 Fashion Week. We’re taking a look at how he climbed the fashion ladder and became the icon that we know and love today.
Where It Began
In 1933 pre-war Germany, Karl Otto Lagerfelt was born into a small wealthy family in Hamburg. Karl was the youngest of three siblings, with a businessman father and Swedish mother, one older sister born 2 years before him, and a half sister from his father’s first marriage. Later in his life, Karl changed his surname to Lagerfeld, dropping the ‘t’ to make it sound more commercial. At the young age of 14, Karl and his family emigrated to Paris where he studied drawing and history.
Embrace the present and invent the future