Karl Lagerfeld

1933 - 2019

Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Otto Lagerfeld (German pronunciation: [kaʁl ˈɔto ˈlaːɡɐˌfɛlt] (listen); 10 September 1933 – 19 February 2019) was a German creative director, fashion designer, artist, photographer, and caricaturist who lived in Paris.He was known as the creative director of the French fashion house Chanel, a position held from 1983 until his death, and was also creative director of the Italian fur and leather goods fashion house Fendi, and of his own eponymous fashion label. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Lagerfeld has received more than 6,869,957 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular fashion designer.

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Among fashion designers, Karl Lagerfeld ranks 1 out of 33After him are Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Vivienne Westwood, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Hubert de Givenchy, Tommy Hilfiger, and Roberto Cavalli.

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Among people born in 1933, Karl Lagerfeld ranks 1After him are Akihito, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Dalida, Garrincha, Roman Polanski, Yoko Ono, Montserrat Caballé, Michael Caine, James Brown, Claudio Abbado, and Nina Simone. Among people deceased in 2019, Karl Lagerfeld ranks 1After him are Niki Lauda, Rutger Hauer, Bruno Ganz, Beji Caid Essebsi, I. M. Pei, Doris Day, Agnès Varda, João Gilberto, Franco Zeffirelli, Bibi Andersson, and Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Karl Lagerfeld ranks 22 out of 3,763Before him are Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646), George Frideric Handel (1685), Max Weber (1864), Anne Frank (1929), Friedrich Engels (1820), and Johannes Brahms (1833). After him are Henry Kissinger (1923), Robert Schumann (1810), Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Heinrich Himmler (1900), and Hermann Hesse (1877).


Among fashion designers born in Germany, Karl Lagerfeld ranks 1After him are Torsten Amft (1971).

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