“Everyone knows him,” so he says it is, and you know he’s right. Fashion “Kaiser”, so called of artist, can not know him. This is not only because of his wonderful creations (clothes) never betray cognitive style designer. Lagerfeld – a man, myth, legend and Empire simultaneously.
Karl Lagerfeld knew his calling as a child born to a wealthy family in Germany. His father earned a large fortune in supplying canned milk in Europe. So the son was able to study anywhere. And he decided to start his first steps into the world of the beauty of Paris. At 12 he went to school at the Syndicate of High Fashion. His success story resembles the tale of a poor boy who survived many difficult trials and sufferings destiny to conquer the fashion capital. This is the story of a talented toiler and love with the world of fashion and boy who tried to take advantage of the least opportunity to develop in this direction.
Once in captivity beauty and the many temptations of Charles zeal began to study literature, art, science and perfumes. Studied fashion design, create thumbnails studied outfits. And soon 21-year-old, talented guy in the competition notice by the International Secretariat of wool, where Charles received the first reward for their own design coat. Pierre Balmen invited him to his work. Also in the same competition a dress presented another future genius, dictator of fashion and good friend Laherfelda- Yves Saint Laurent.
Since 1958, Charles worked at the House of Jeanne Patou, where he spent four years of his life and ten of their collections.
In parallel, since 1960, invites young designer to his Roman company Fendi. Fearless fighting animal rights, Karl just made a revolution in the field fur, products have become much lighter in weight, have found a completely new shapes and colors. Executive Director of Fendi Pietro baccarat in an interview shared his memories of working with the designer: “Before we came to Charles, we have been the traditional home engaged fur – recognized Baccarat.
Lagerfeld Fendi also turned into something modern, it uses fur, mixing it with other fabrics. He really treated fur is very bad. Taking, for example, the most valuable sable fur, cut it into pieces, shock everyone. Nobody had dared to do so. ”
Karl house Fendi has reached a new level, he launched line dresses, bags and suitcases. Incidentally, he also invented the now famous throughout the world Fendi logo (two Latin letters F).
In 1963, Charles was waiting for this success Chloé. He breathed new life into the female he created the same style “flirt-bow.” Not afraid to experiment with it and finest fabrics combine in unexpected ways, not the usual beauty created dress layered, translucent blouses, coats and jackets. He was restless experimenter, he first decided to put prints on silk and lace.
Most flooded the world painted by the hand of the master dresses. He created male and female perfumes Photo, JAKO and KL under the name Parfumes Lagerfeld.
But he did not stop. Carl at the same time has worked for several brands such as Krizia and Charles Laurdan. The designer managed to create a unique collection for the four brands are working on them simultaneously. Inspired by the Manhattan fashion, French women or charm or elegance rymlyanok, it could create about 2,500 sketches.
In 1974, Karl felt that he grew for her clothing line. This is how Karl Lagerfeld Impression. The designer had never worked with such a label, it is significantly different from all others. Androgynous silhouettes, mostly black. No bright kids, focus on the waist and shoulders – it brought it to their own style of clothing.
For example, private label has become clear that Lagerfeld has never tried to change the “handwriting” fashion houses, which worked. He tried to put them flavor without altering the style and concept. It is this need of Chanel creative director after the death of the legendary Coco Chanel in 1971. And twenty years later there was a real sensation Lagerfeld heads the House of Chanel.
Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld – loudest combining two names century, and it had amazing results from the first collection. The fashion world was thrilled when the designer recreated the House of Chanel Chanel brilliant spirit. But he knew that it was not enough. Charles did his best to restore the legacy of Coco, update and revitalize it by time.
With new forms of treatment options and tissue, the designer has given a new shine to traditional tweed suit. He also began using latex, leather, neoprene and other materials. Carl worked on diversifying the range of shoes and handbags. Through habit risk and making smilosti Charles House Chanel presented not only a grand return, but the status of immortality in the world of fashion.
His three hundred thousandth library inspires him, because he always knows went to a favorite cause – books. In Paris he even has its own publishing house and a shop.
Karl strongly regrets that it is not possible to legitimize the relationship between man and animal, because it is his favorite companion for all fashion shows, where he often appears only with his beloved cat. Charles cat Shupett has got the best veterinarians of the country and travel by private plane of Lagerfeld. It has a page on Twitter and her own line clothes.
Karlizm – an empire, which present their own philosophy. Does not matter where he was born one of the titans of fashion industry. His creation as big and important as that goes far beyond the fashion world.