Lagerfeld achieved everything himself: in his early years his career developed slowly, but his talent and love for his work made the whole world talk about him as a "Kaizer Karl" or "King of Fashion"
Haute couture (French) — "High Fashion"
Pret-a-porter (fr. Prêt-à-porter) — models of clothing for mass production
While working at Chloé, Lagerfeld was engaged in the creation of pret-a-porte collections; cooperation with Chloé lasted until mid-1968, until the Fashion house changed it's owners.
Lagerfeld was awarded the "Golden Spinning Wheel" for his achievements in the field of High Fashion, and this award was just one of his several ones.
Woven from of 36 sable skins, treated with a special composition to get the "moonlight radiance" effect, decorated with an orchid, this fur coat was valued at € 1,000,000
Lagerfeld was given an Award for 'coat design' by participating in a 'competition' from the International Wool Secretariat; 17-year-old Yves Saint Laurent was declared the winner.
After the Contest Pierre Balmain, one of the Jury members, invited Karl to become his assistant — Lagerfeld worked in his Fashion House until 1962; they become friends with Saint Laurent and this friendship lasted for more than 20 years, until 1975
Later, in 2010, for his culture and art development contribution, Lagerfeld will be awarded as a Knight of the Honor Legion
Lagerfeld later returned to Chloé in 1992 and served as Chief Fashion Designer until 1997
Working with Fendi, Lagerfeld created collections of natural leather and fur, not considering using them reprehensible for clothing production what he'll be regularly attacked by animal rights activists for.
Since 1963, Lagerfeld has been doing almost the impossible — collaborating with four fashion houses at the same time: Chloé, Krizia, Charles Jaurdan, Fendi
Since 1958 Lagerfeld worked as a creative director for Jean Patou; although he was bored, he takes over the secrets of craftsmanship from the cutter Alfounsine and the warehouse head, Mr. Gabriel, and creates a "K-Line" — with a simple front, a contoured back and an overstated waist — for everyone’s surpise
In 2015, as part of the Paris Haute Couture Week, Lagerfeld, as part of the Fendi "High Fur" Collection, presented the world’s most expensive fur coat
Pictured: Lagerfeld (left) и Saint Laurent (right) after the Contest of 1954
At Vienna University of Applied Arts, Karl Lagerfeld’s teaching colleagues were many famous artists, directors, designers — Vivienne Westwood, Oscar Kokoschka, etc.
A Karl Lagerfeld Fashion House 'Impression'
While working at Channel,
like at Chloé, Lagerfeld was first engaged in creating pret-a-porte collections, but the course was taken to revive the Fashion House former glory — and Karl was really succeeded with it
Owning his own Fashion House — 'Karl Lagerfeld Impression' — become a natural result of many years Lagerfeld’s work and creativity, despite the fact that Fashion Olympus has already long submitted to him by this moment
Professor of Higher Education
The demonstration of the "One million fur coat" caused another flurry of criticism from zoo activists
Leaving Chloé In 1983, for the position of Chanel creative director, and then establishing in 1984 his own brand, Lagerfeld remained the creative director of these two brands until the end of his life, and no doubt no one could do more for them
A Creative Director of the Karl Lagerfeld's Brand, Chanel, Fendi