Lagerfeld began his career in fashion in the 1950s, working for several major fashion houses, including Balmain, Patou and Chloé, before joining Chanel in. Both Rome and Vienna have a place in the personal history of the fashion designer, which inspired and influenced his work. From 1980 to 1983, Karl Lagerfeld studied drawing at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, nurturing his deep love for painting, but it was in Rome that he lived part of the year for almost half a century, fascinated by the architecture and mythology of the ancient city. Lagerfeld was born on September 10, 1933 in Hamburg, the son of Elisabeth (née Bahlmann) and businessman Otto Lagerfeld.
Franco-German haute couture designer Karl Lagerfeld (born 1993) gained international fame for his work with several Parisian-style houses. From 1980 to 1983, Karl Lagerfeld studied drawing at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, nurturing his deep love for painting. Karl Lagerfeld has had an extensive career in the arts, achieving considerable success as a writer and photographer. Universally recognized as one of the most prolific and outstanding designers of the last 20 years, Karl Lagerfeld has maintained his reputation through constant and hard work for the many lines he produces every year.