Karl Lagefeld was one of the greatest designers, if not the greatest designer, that Fashion Week Paris has ever seen. His shows for Chanel are legendary. Here you can see some of the last, big highlights of Karl Lagerfeld. Among others an interview with Kate Perry and the last big fashion show of Chanel.
Karl Lagerfeld Interview
Katy Perry and Karl Lagerfeld talk fashion and music at the Designer’s Spring (2010) Runway Show at Paris Fashion Week.
Fashion show: Chanel
For Chanel he was the creative head in the last phase of his life.
The Spring Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear Show
Check out all the looks from Karl Lagerfeld’s coastal-inspired Spring Summer 2019 collection, presented at the Grand Palais in Paris.
The Fall-Winter 2019/20 Show
Watch Karl Lagerfeld and Virginie Viard’s Fall-Winter 2019/20 ready-to-wear show, presented at the Grand Palais in Paris, here.
Karl For Ever
Highlights of the ceremony celebrating the life of Karl Lagerfeld at the Grand Palais in Paris.
Ceremony in Paris
Karl Lagerfeld: History and life
Lagerfeld moved to Paris in 1952, the start of his career.
In 1954, he won first prize for his coat design in the French International Wool Secretariat, and in 1955 he was hired by Pierre Balmain, who put his design into production. The first time he became artistic director was at the fashion house of Jean Patou.
Lagerfeld left Paris in 1964 to study art history in Italy, so he wanted to pursue his great passion. But soon he was designing freelance for Chloé, Krizia, Valentino and the shoemaker Charles Jourdan, among others.
In 1967, he was hired as a consulting director by upscale Italian design house Fendi to modernize the company’s fur line. His designs proved to be groundbreaking.
He remained with Fendi throughout his career. In 1983 he produced his first couture collection for Chanel. At the same time he founded his own brand LAGERFELD.
It was through Chanel that Lagerfeld truly became famous. It was there that he managed to consistently merge the zeitgeist with Chanel’s original fashion strategy, a “total look” concept created by Chanel itself, where the individual garments are less important than what they are fitted with and how they are worn. A revolution in mindset.
In the 1980s, when society was fixated on money and status, Chanel made great use of the Chanel signature, the double C initials. The rest is history.
The Tale of a Fairy by Karl Lagerfeld
The Fairy Tale of a Fairy is a short film conceived, written and directed by Karl Lagerfeld for the 2011/12 Cruise collection. The film will be screened at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc at Cap d’Antibes on Monday 9 May 2011.