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Show in July 1958 in Paris
Costume Designer, Costume and Wardrobe Department, Actor/Actress
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Karl Otto Lagerfeldt on September 10, 1933) is widely recognized as one of the most influential fashion designers of the late 20th century. He has collaborated with a variety of different fashion labels, most notably Chanel but also Chloé and Fendi. Furthermore, he owns several labels, which he launched in the early 1980s, in various industries including perfume and clothing. He has also played a role in equipping leading artists.
Karl Otto Lagerfeld was born 10 September 1933 in Hamburg, Germany, although Lagerfeld has long asserted that he was born in 1938. The German newspaper Bild am Sonntag has quoted his former teacher and classmates as confirming the earlier date. His older sister, Martha Christiane (a.k.a. Christel), was born in 1931. Lagerfeld also has an older half-sister, Thea, from his father`s first marriage. His original name was Lagerfeldt (with a "t"), but he later changed it to Lagerfeld as "it sounds more commercial."
Though Lagerfeld has stated that his father was Swedish, journalist Alicia Drake in The Beautiful Fall (Little, Brown, 2006) established that Karl`s father, Otto Lagerfeldt, who made his fortune introducing condensed milk to Germany, was indeed German. According to Drake, Lagerfeld`s mother, Elisabeth Bahlmann, was a lingerie saleswoman in Berlin when she met her husband and married him in 1930.
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Karl Otto Lagerfeldt
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Karl Otto Lagerfeld (born 10 September 1933) is a German fashion designer, artist, and photographer based in Paris. He is the head designer and creative director of the fashion house Chanel as well as the Italian house Fendi and his own fashion label. Over the decades, he has collaborated on a variety of fashion and art-related projects. He is well recognized around the world for his trademark white hair, black glasses, and high starched collars.
Fashion designer, Actor, Artist, Photographer
Private school, Hamburg, Germany, Lycee Montagne, Paris, France
Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Fendi, Chloe, H&m, Macy's
Martha Christiane, Thea Lagerfeldt (half sister)
Yves Saint-Laurent, Pierre Balmain, Jean Patou, Valentino Garavani, Christian Dior
Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Paris, Rome, Milan, New York City, Monaco, Vienna, London
Black, White, Green, Blue, Silver, Red, Pink, Yellow, Grey, Brown
Sunglasses, Gloves, Scarfs
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Karl Lagerfeld (since 1974, various brands), Chanel (since 1983), Fendi (since 1965), Chloe (1963–1978, 1992–1997), Jean Patou (1958–1963), H&M (2004), Hogan (2011), Macy's (2011)
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