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Karl Lagerfeld owned more than 1,000 of his iconic high-collared shirts, and he helped design them himself

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85.
Chanel's creative director died in hospital in Paris on Tuesday morning.
Besides his creative vision, Lagerfeld will be remembered for iconic outfit of a tailored black jacket, black shades, and a highly-starched, high-collared white shirt.
The London tailor responsible for creating Lagerfeld's trademark shirts, Hilditch & Key, told INSIDER that the designer had more than 1,000 of them made.
Hilditch & Key also sent INSIDER a number of sketches drawn by Lagerfeld himself for the tailors to work from.
Iconic fashion desginer Karl Lagerfeld has died...
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Karl Lagerfeld said his cat Choupette was one of the heirs to his $200 million fortune

Karl Lagerfeld said his cat Choupette was one of the heirs to his $200 million fortune

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Karl Lagerfeld said his cat Choupette was one of the heirs to his fortune in an interview a year before he died.
The fashion designer died in Paris on Tuesday morning at the age of 85.
He told Numéro in April 2018 that when he died he wanted to be cremated, with his ashes "dispersed with those of my mother... and those of Choupette, if she dies before me."
Choupette, a white Birman breed cat with 131,000 followers on Instagram, has a driver, more than one maid, and even ate at the table with Lagerfeld.
She was the inspiration behind fashion collections and a book.
A year before his death...
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‘I Am Like a Caricature of Myself.' Here Are Some of Karl Lagerfeld's Most Memorable Quotes

‘I Am Like a Caricature of Myself.' Here Are Some of Karl Lagerfeld's Most Memorable Quotes

1 month ago   |   By Time

Karl Lagerfeld , the iconic creative director for the House of Chanel, died in Paris at the age of 85 on Tuesday, leaving behind a fashion legacy that will inspire generations of designers to come.
Lagerfeld landed his first job in the fashion industry in 1955 as an assistant to French designer Pierre Balmain. He spent the next two decades freelancing for a number of the world's top fashion houses, including Krizia, Valentino, Chloe, Repetto, Curiel and Fendi before taking over at Chanel in 1983, 12 years after founder Coco Chanel's death. He is credited with transforming the house into...
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Karl Lagerfeld's last show

Karl Lagerfeld's last show

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld died today at 85, leaving a rich fashion legacy. Though he didn't attend his final show last month for Chanel, his presence was unmistakable at the Spring/Summer 2019 Haute Couture collections in Paris. Here, a selection from that runway:
A model wears a creation for the Chanel Spring/Summer 2019 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019. Model Kaia Gerber wears a creation for the Chanel Spring/Summer 2019 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019. Models wear creations for the Chanel...
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Karl Lagerfeld Had a Very Karl Lagerfeld Reason for Turning Down Zoolander 2

1 month ago   |   By Vanity Fair

The principled Chanel head, who died Tuesday at the age of 85, rejected a cameo at a time when just about everyone else in fashion leapt to join the film.
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