Lagerfeld, Karl

(1938- )
   Born in Hamburg, Germany, Lagerfeld began his career as a design assistant at Pierre Balmain and later as an art director at the house of Jean Patou. Unlike his contemporaries, Lagerfeld chose to freelance design rather than acquire his own house, until he formed his own company in 1975. From 1963 to 1983, he designed for Chloé and, in 1965, began designing furs for Fendi. Lagerfeld is best known for revamping and reenergizing the house of Chanel, where he continues as artistic director, since taking the post in 1983. In 2004, he signed a deal with H&M to design an inexpensive line for its stores and, in 2005, sold the global Karl Lagerfeld trademark portfolio and related companies and collections, including Lagerfeld Gallery, to the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation. In 2006, Lagerfeld gave his vote of approval to Apex Partners to purchase Tommy Hilfiger Corporation. This coincided with a Lagerfeld showing in the United States in Bryant Park in 2006. In the same year, Lagerfeld signed a licensing agreement with Spanish bridal manufacturer Rosa Clara to create a Lagerfeld Collection of brid-alwear.

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  • Lagerfeld, Karl — born Sept. 10, 1938, Hamburg, Ger. German fashion designer. After moving to Paris at age 14, he went on to create designs for such established labels as Pierre Balmain, Chloe, Valentino, and Fendi. He is best known as the creative power behind… …   Universalium

  • Lagerfeld, Karl — (n. 10 sep. 1938, Hamburgo, Alemania). Diseñador de modas alemán. Luego de mudarse a París a los 14 años de edad, se dedicó a crear diseños para marcas reconocidas, como Pierre Balmain, Chloe, Valentino y Fendi. Es sobre todo conocido por haber… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Karl Lagerfeld — au festival de Cannes de 2007. Nom de naissance Karl Otto Lagerfeldt S …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Karl Lagerfeld — en Cannes Biografía Nace 10 de septiembre de 1933 78 años Hamburgo Nacionalidad Plantilla:Geodatos AL …   Wikipedia Español

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  • Lagerfeld — Lagerfeld,   Karl Otto, Modeschöpfer und Unternehmer, * Hamburg 10. 9. 1938; arbeitete 1955 63 als Modellist bei P. Balmain, später künstlerischer Direktor im Salon »Jean Patou«, seit 1964 freier Designer. 1965 begann er für den Salon »Fendi«… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Karl — /kahrl/, n. a male given name, form of Charles. * * * (as used in expressions) Karl Marx Stadt Abraham Karl Baedeker Karl Baer Karl Ernst knight von Barth Karl Benz Karl Friedrich Böhm Karl Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm Bruch Max Karl August Brugmann… …   Universalium

  • Karl — (as used in expressions) Abraham, Karl Franz Albrecht August Karl Emanuel, príncipe von Sajonia Coburgo Gotha Baedeker, Karl Baer, Karl Ernst, caballero de Barth, Karl Benz, Karl (Friedrich) Böhm, Karl Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm Bruch, Max (Karl… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Karl Lagerfeld — in Cannes, 2007 Karl Otto Lagerfeld (* 10. September 1933[1] in Hamburg als Karl Otto Lagerfeldt) ist ein deutscher Modeschöpfer, Designer, Fotograf und Kostümbildner …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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