Karl Lagerfeld will forever be one of the biggest fashion legends in history. But don’t think he just fell into this life.
We’re still not sure when Karl was actually born (he’s mysterious and chic like that), but rumour i stat it was on September 10th, 1933 in Hamburg, Germany.
At age 14, he moved to Paris to pursue a life in fashion. After studying for a few years, he was quickly snapped up by Pierre Balmain, before designing collections for Chloe, Fendi and many others.
He was the man who first put a male corset on the catwalk, the man who totally re-vamped a famous dying brand (Chanel) in the ’80s, and most importantly. the man known for coming out with most outrageous quotes of all time.
Whether it’s his opinion on weight loss, sweatpants or Pippa Middleton, his cut-throat attitude is one no-one can escape. Not familiar with some of his corkers?
‘I’m a kind of fashion nymphomaniac who never gets an orgasm’, he once said. ‘I lost 200lb to wear suits by Hedi Slimane’, was another.
Of course, Uncle Karl’s transformation is well-documented. Once know as a larger-than-life character back in the ’90s, the designer then kick-started a healthier lifestyle to morph into the fit figure we see today.
The fashion guru has also earned himself some very famous friends along the way. The total darling of the fashion industry, you’re likely to see Lagerfeld hanging with the likes of Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Kylie Minogue and Cara Delevingne. But his BFF, of course, has to be his pet cat Choupette.
He’s had an incredible life. So let’s celebrate 82 years of a fashion legend with Karl Lagerfeld’s best fashion moments…