Lagerfeld began his career in fashion in the 1950s, working for several major fashion houses, such as Balmain, Patou and Chloé, before joining Chanel in 1983. Realizing that his future lay elsewhere, 14-year-old Lagerfeld made the bold decision, with the blessing of his parents, to move to Paris. He had only been there for two years when he submitted a series of sketches and fabric samples to a design competition. He ended up taking first place in the coat category and meeting another winner, Yves Saint Laurent, who would become a great friend. The prolific designer Karl Lagerfeld died at the age of 85, but he leaves behind an impressive legacy.
While the designer was better known for his work at Chanel, he was also the creative director of Fendi and its eponymous brand, Karl Lagerfeld; he held all three positions simultaneously. The models applaud designer Karl Lagerfeld after his spring-summer 1996 ready-to-wear fashion collection in Paris on Tuesday, October. Lagerfeld was born on September 10, 1933 in Hamburg, the son of Elisabeth (née Bahlmann) and businessman Otto Lagerfeld. Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld draws the first designs for textile manufacturer Klaus Steilmann during a presentation at the Congress Center in Düsseldorf, West Germany, last September.
When he was 21 years old, German stylist Karl Lagerfeld won first prize in the coat category during the Paris Fashion Design Competition on December 11, 1954. Karl Lagerfeld, one of the world's most acclaimed fashion designers, was born in Hamburg, Germany. He first experienced fashion acclaim in 1954, when he won a competition organized by the International Wool Association, as indicated on Karl Lagerfeld's website. Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld presents the first designs for textile manufacturer Klaus Steilmann, on the right, during a presentation at the Congress Center in Düsseldorf, West Germany, last September. Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld poses during a photocall for the film Lagerfeld Confidential at the 57th edition of the Berlin Film Festival, Germany, on Saturday, February 2 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 five Fendi sisters, Paola, Anna, Franca, Carla and Alda were photographed with Karl Lagerfeld in 1983. Princess Caroline of Monaco poses with the German-born designer Karl Lagerfeld before the start of the Chanel charity gala at the Monaco Sporting Club on March 17, 1985. The fashion world suffered a big loss on Tuesday when it was announced that Karl Lagerfeld had died at the age of 85. The German designer Karl Lagerfeld recognizes the applause of the public and his models after the presentation of the show he designed for the French fashion house Chanel in Paris, France on Tuesday, January 1, Karl Lagerfeld at the fourth annual benefit film edition of the Museum of Modern Art A Tribute to Pedro Almodovar at the Museum of Modern Art on November 3.