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    Karl Lagerfeld

    Karl Otto Lagerfeldt, aka Karl Lagerfeld, German fashion designer and photographer, born 1935 in Hamburg, Germany. Karl Lagerfeld has been given a major in drawing and history from Lycée Montaigne in Paris, France, in the 1950s. Before starting off is own, namesake label in 1984, Lagerfeld had been working for well known couture designers such as Balmain, Fendi and Chloé. In 1982 he also started designing for Chanel for which he remains the head designer and creative director up to this day. In 2004, Lagerfeld became the first internationally known fashion designer collaborating with fast fashion retailer H&M. Even though back than his move caused lots of controversies within the industry, he set another trend and many designer followed him in the years after. In 2006, Lagerfeld extended his own brand through a collection called ‘K Karl Lagerfeld’. A line that offers mainly fitted T-shirts and denims to rather inexpensive prices. Besides his professional career, Lagerfeld has become widely popular in regards to his glamorous public appearances where he’d always wear a very tight white shirt, a slim tie, black sunglasses and cropped leather gloves. Lagerfeld has been acknowledged as one of the most influential designers of his time.
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