In 1954 he won first prize for the design of his coat at the International Wool Secretariat of France (now the International Woolmark Prize), and in 1955 he was hired by Pierre Balmain, who put his design into production. Three years later he became artistic director of Jean Patou's fashion house. According to Karl Lagerfeld's official website, the designer became one of the first freelancers in the fashion industry and spent his time working between France, Italy, England and Germany. The prolific designer Karl Lagerfeld died at the age of 85, but he leaves behind an impressive legacy.
Lagerfeld was born on September 10, 1933 in Hamburg, the son of Elisabeth (née Bahlmann) and businessman Otto Lagerfeld. Karl Lagerfeld, one of the world's most acclaimed fashion designers, was born in Hamburg, Germany. Available in a wide range of colors, fabrics, finishes and styles, a KARL LAGERFELD bag can be designed in many different ways.