Renowned for his staggering prolificness, versatility and an insatiable appetite for creation and reinvention, Lagerfeld defies expectations. Apart from being at the helm of fashion houses Chanel and Fendi, Lagerfeld is known for having a remarkable photography career, being an advertising guru and co-author of a best-selling diet book, The Karl Lagerfeld Diet.
In 1997 Vogue crowned Lagerfeld the “unparalleled interpreter of the mood of the moment”. He can be credited with designing costumes for theater or his own line. In 2004 in partnered with H&M for a limited range of Lagerfeld designs which sold out within two days. In 2011 he unveiled a 45 piece collection for Macy’s.
Far far away from slowing down, Lagerfeld designs twelve or so collections a year.
Check out his full story in our 5 Minute web doco Above.
Written by Lucy Li