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