Karl Lagerfeld

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Karl Lagerfeld was a famous German fashion designer. He was born on September 10, 1933 in Hamburg, Germany. He died on February 19, 2019, at 85 in the American Hospital of Paris, France. He completed his education at Lycée Montaigne, Paris.

Quick Facts

Full NameKarl Otto Lagerfeld
BornSeptember 10, 1933
BirthplaceHamburg, Germany
Net WorthApproximately $300 million at the time of his passing
FatherOtto Lagerfeldt, a businessman and polyglot
MotherElisabeth Bahlmann, a lingerie saleswoman
SiblingsOlder sister Christel and half-sister Thea
EducationShowed interest in visual arts; frequent museum visits
Career HighlightsWorked for Balmain, Patou, and Chloé; Creative director of Chanel and Fendi; Established his eponymous fashion label
Notable TraitsBest Known for his signature white hair, black sunglasses, fingerless gloves, and high-starched detachable collars
ControversiesMisrepresentation of birth year and family background; Family’s connections to the Nazi party during World War II
LegacyRevolutionized Chanel, Fendi, and contemporary fashion; A fashion icon with a lasting influence on the industry

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