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Karl Lagerfeld: king of fashion theatre who shaped Chanel legacy

By Jess Cartner-Morley

The German designer, who has died aged 85, transformed high fashion’s place in the world

Karl Lagerfeld, who has died aged 85, was a giant not just of fashion but of popular culture. He transformed high fashion from a niche interest into blockbuster entertainment.

That fashion is now widely acknowledged as one of the lenses through which we look at and process the world around us – a channel to which the world tunes in, alongside music and film – is due in no small part to Lagerfeld, who installed icebergs, waterfalls, space rockets and supermarket checkouts on his catwalks, and in doing so changed fashion’s place in the universe.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/feb/19/karl-lagerfeld-king-of-fashion-theatre-who-shaped-chanel-legacy