It does not take an avid fashion follower to know who Karl Lagerfeld is, the man behind high-end luxury brands like Chanel and Fendi. Words like iconic and legendary fall short for this avant-garde designer who exudes class and panache.
With his signature ponytail and black shades, he himself is a fashion luminary. Lagerfeld is someone who is not afraid to speak his mind, no matter how harsh the words, and when he speaks, people listen. Be it his offbeat runways or comments about Pippa Middleton, his designs are as bold as his personality and his collections always manage to leave us awestruck.
While exact birthdate remains a mystery, September 10th is reportedly the day Lagerfeld celebrates his birthday. Let’s take a look at a few fun facts about this ace designer, which are bound to leave you surprised.
His sketches are made using makeup
For more than 20 years, Lagerfeld has been using Shu Uemura’s pressed eye shadows to make his sketches, even having a custom-made red shade just for him.
His campaigns are shot in a bookstore
While most of his campaigns appear to be shot at some high-end exotic location, they are actually shot in Lagerfeld’s quaint little art and architecture bookstore.
His cat Choupette is the Steve Jobs of all cats
Model Baptiste Giabiconi gave the designer a kitten to watch over for a few days and Lagerfeld returned it. Apart from having lunch and dinner, Choupette also has two maids following her around and knows how to operate an iPad.
He is addicted to Diet Coke
In a interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the designer revealed he is a Diet Coke lover and guzzles a few too many down from the moment he wakes up till he sleeps; sometimes, even in the middle of the night.
His ponytail is more than 30 years old
The designer decided to opt for a ponytail after getting tired of his curly locks and the secret to his always perfect hair is none other than dry shampoo.
We wish Karl Lagerfeld a very happy birthday and hope he continues to revolutionize the fashion industry with his creativity and exuberant designs and collections.