Introduction• Karl Lagerfeld (born Karl Otto Lagerfeldt) on 10 September 1933 in Hamburg) is a German fashion designer, artist and photographer based in Paris.• He has collaborated on a variety of fashion and art related projects, most notably as head designer and creative director for the fashion house Chanel. Lagerfeld has his own label fashion house, as well as the Italian house Fendi.• At the age of 22, Lagerfeld was awarded a position as an apprentice at Pierre Balmain after winning second place, behind Yves Saint-Laurent, in a competition for a coat sponsored by the International Wool Secretaria.
Karl’s Various Labels• Karl Lagerfeld (since 1974,various brands) 1. Hogan (2011) 2. H&M(2004) 3. Chanel (since 1983) 4. Fendi (since 1965) 5. Chloe(1963–1978, 1992–1997) 6. Jean Patou (1958-1963)
• Karl Lagerfeld’s signature style, a black suit with a white striped shirt and a black tie with black sunglassesKarls signature designs are hidden inevery detail that makes instantrecognition possible and his favoritepieces are always the ones from thenext collection, which is also hisultimate goal. When asked to describehis own work, the designer quotedVoltaires line: Everything that needs an explanation is not worth it.
• He has his own line of Accessories :- 1) Neckties 2) Shoes 3) Lingerie 4) Perfumes 5) Eyewear & Sunglasses 6) Jewelry 7) Housewares
• KARL LAGERFELD 11 Av. Foch – Place des Lices Saint Tropez
International Fame• Lagerfeld designed the costumes for the Carmen sequences in the 2002 film Callas Forever. In 2004 he designed some outfits for the international music artist Madonna, for her Re-Invention tour, and recently designed outfits for Kylie Minogues Show girl tour.• Lagerfeld collaborated with the international Swedish fashion brand H&M. On November 12, 2004, H&M offered a limited range of different Lagerfeld clothes in chosen outlets for both women and men.
Weight Loss• When Lagerfeld lost 42kg (roughly 92.6 pounds) in 13 months, his explanation was “...I suddenly wanted to dress differently, to wear clothes designed by Hedi Slimane.• He said “But these fashions modeled by very very slim boys-and not men my age- required me to lose at least 40kg. It took me exactly thirteen months.”• The diet was created specially for Lagerfeld by Dr. Jean Claude Houdret, which led to a book called The Karl Lagerfeld Diet.
Karl Lagerfelds fall collection inventsthe A-line shaped gown in variousfabrications. Salma Hayek, Mexican-American film actress, director and producer Wearing Hogan by Karl Lagerfeld ready-to- wear collection
• Karl Lagerfelds collection for H&M, the first designer collaboration with a fast-fashion retailer, hit stores. And less than 72 hours later, the company was apologizing, half happily, half guiltily: Nearly the entire collection was sold out. "Weve been operating this business for some 60 years and weve never seen anything like it," H&Ms marketing director said.
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