He designed Chanel ready-to-wear and haute couture. Even then he knew what being Karl Lagerfeld meant to people, what it meant to the world, so he amplified it a little bit to achieve a comedic effect. It's a testament to the impact that Karl Lagerfeld had not only on the world of fashion but also on culture in general, that if you attended a costume party in recent years, you would be guaranteed to see at least three young people wearing talc-covered pigtails, three-button shirt collars and black leather driving gloves, in the Kaiser Karl style. Thanks to talent, longevity and great productivity, Karl Lagerfeld may have done more than any other designer to shape the look of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Karl Lagerfeld, one of the world's most acclaimed fashion designers, was born in Hamburg, Germany.