I am positive that you have heard of this name even if you aren't able to put a face to it. So, who is Karl Lagerfeld? Well, right now he is the current Creative Director at Chanel with a lifetime contract! He is unapologetically blunt which, is a characteristic I must admit that I love about him. Let's not forget his most recent bit of honesty towards Kim Kardashian caused her to "unfriend" him. You might find that strange, but I think being direct is a redeeming quality. Although it might not be pleasant, I commend those who stand in their truth because in today's world, it is tough to come by. This is probably why I get on with French people so well, if you don't know by now frank speech is a part of French culture. Hey! I say avoid the "fakeness", keep it 100! Now that we have a superficial overview of this fashion legend, lets go a bit deeper.
Born in Hamburg, Germany
Lagerfeld felt the call of destiny at just 14 years old. He knew that his future was bigger than he could imagine and that it required him to leave Germany. His parents respected his vision and allowed him to move to Paris at the age of 14, talk about bold!
HOW DID HE BREAK INTO FASHION
At the age of 16, he entered a design competition where he submitted sketches and won first place in the coat category. His first official job was a junior assistant to Pierre Balmain. He would later become his apprentice.
*FUN FACT - Karl Lagerfeld would meet his life long friend Yves Saint Laurent at this design competition where he was also a winner.
BRANDS HAS HE WORKED FOR :
KARL LAGERFELD PRESENT DAY
Despite his advanced age, Mr. Lagerfeld has big plans for the future. He is currently extending his portfolio to include interior design and travel. His most recent project is to design the lobbies for luxury condominiums in South Florida for the Acqualina Resorts & Spa. In addition, he will be launching his own brand of hotels and spas under the Karl Lagerfeld brand.
Born Karl Lagerfeldt, he dropped the "T" on his last name because he thought it looked more marketable.
At the age of 83 with all of his ongoing dreams and career aspirations, Karl Lagerfeld proves you are never too old to have big dreams! So, don't stop dreaming and don't stop believing!