Remembering Karl Lagerfeld

The arbitrary question - if you could have dinner with one fashion person living or dead, who would it be? My answer is always Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel - but my number two is Karl Lagerfeld. When he came to Chanel, people thought the House of Chanel was a relic of the past. He started as a freelance designer for them designing one Haute Couture Collection. The critics liked it - some hated it. A season later, he was appointed creative director. Because Chanel, to me, has been the most important of Parisian Houses, Lagerfeld was a giant of fashion. And I am sure many would agree.

Karl Lagerfeld died last week at the age of 85 in Paris. Each year, he designed 14 collections under Chanel, Fendi, and his own brand. He worked harder than most designer a quarter of his age. Read my fashion tribute for Revolt here.

James Sanders