WORDS BY ISAAC PERRY
Karl Lagerfeld, one of the worlds most well known and legendary fashion designers has unfortunately passed away at the age of 85. Over his many decades within the fashion industry, he shaped both Chanel and Fendi into the brands as we know them today. Karl was born in Germany pre-war however moved to Paris as a teenager where his love for design began, with one of his very first jobs being a design assistant to Pierre Balmain! In 1984 Karl began his very own label and this was when he became known for his very own distinct look, with a crisp white collared shirt, black tailored jackets, fingerless gloves and the long ponytail! His look was one which was so distinct it will most certainly be remembered alongside all of his accolades.
His death leaves a massive void at the two top fashion brands in the shape of Fendi and LVMH owned House where Lagerfeld had been creative director since 1965. With such a void now left by Karl, it will be interesting to see the direction both the brands now take and hopefully the shoes he leaves will be taken over they too will leave their fashion footprint just as Karl Lagerfeld has been doing for the last 65 years. Karl is praised by many as one of the people who made Paris the fashion capital it is today and for that, he will always be loved and remain a legend.
We here at Clothes Make The Man send our deepest condolences to Karl’s family and friends!
”Sweat pants are a sign of defeat, you lost control of your life so you brought some sweat pants”
“I live in a set, with the curtains of the stage closed with no audience – but who cares?”
“Vanity is the healthiest thing in life.”