Karl Lagerfeld

German fashion designer
Karl Lagerfeld in 2014

Karl Lagerfeld (born Karl Otto Lagerfeldt; 10 September 1933 in Hamburg, Germany – 19 February 2019 in Paris) was a fashion designer.

Many people saw him as one of the most influential persons of the late 20th century. He made fashion for many different labels, for example Chanel, Chloé and Fendi. He also owned several labels, which he started in the early 1980s. He also owned labels making perfumes. He designed clothes for many leading artists.

Lagerfeld died on 19 February 2019 from pancreatic cancer in Paris at the age of 85.[1]


  1. Karl Lagerfeld dead aged 85 - Chanel designer dies after weeks of ill health

Other websitesEdit

  • Karl Lagerfeld Official Website
  • Karl Lagerfeld - Biography
  • Miami Beach USA Article with photos on Karl Lagerfeld and his designs.
  • Sundance Channel's Signé Chanel site
  • New Yorker: John Colapinto: In The Now. Where Karl Lagerfeld Lives Extensive profile (ca. 10 000 words)
  • "Interactive timeline of couture houses and couturier biographies". Victoria and Albert Museum.