Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic fashion designer has passed away.
Karl Lagerfeld, one of the most popular fashion icons, has passed away at the age of 85. Karl Otto Lagerfeld was born on 10 September 1933 in Germany. He was the creative director of Chanel. This position he held from 1983 until his death while also being the creative director for Fendi from 1967. At barely 21, Lagerfeld won his first prize in the coat category at the International Wool Secretariat’s design competition, now known as the Woolmark Prize, in Paris. He shared this iconic stage with Yves Saint Laurent, a man who would become his rival in fashion, who won in best dress design. This recognition gave Lagerfeld a job with the couturier Pierre Balmain, where he designed for films and dressed stars including Sophia Loren and many more. In 1963, he began freelancing for Gaby Aghion at Chloé. In 1967, he was hired by Fendi to modernize their fur line. Karl Lagerfeld created their famous “Double F” logo, also signifying “Fun Fur”, in reference to fake fur. Lagerfeld remained with Fendi until his death. In 1983, Alain Wertheimer, the co-owner of Chanel, asked Lagerfeld to breathe new life into the iconic French house which was considered a
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