6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Karl Lagerfeld

The world has been reeling over the death of French fashion giant Karl Lagerfeld. The creative director of both Chanel and Fendi, Lagerfeld was an innovator, a brilliant businessman, and a personality to be reckoned with. Here are just a few highlights from this video by French fashion vlogger Justine Leconte, celebrating the ever-fascinating life of this incomparable designer.

– He designed the Chanel double-C logo.
– He turned the memory of Gabrielle Chanel into the icon we know today, using things Chanel wore, like pearls and camellias, to cement visual recognition of the brand.
– He was both an excellent fashion photographer and illustrator.
– He bought and restored old estates to their original, time period-accurate states, and then flipped them for a profit.

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Still intrigued? Learn more about the man who made Chanel from these 18 fabulous Karl Lagerfeld quotes.