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Bridget Foley’s Diary: Karl Lagerfeld: A Remembrance

Genius. Legend. Icon. Such words are inadequate. Karl was Karl. Like no other, unique. His iron-clad hold on fashion and the larger cultural psyche, around the world and across generations, for more than a half-century without a shred of diminished relevance, is astounding and impossible to put into perspective so soon after his death.
For now, remembrance and respect will have to do. And immense gratitude for this extraordinary man who produced an extraordinary body of work. Karl Lagerfeld awed with his rock-star celebrity persona. Those who love fashion know that his, particularly that for Chanel and Fendi, resonated as real, aspirational and transformational. Yet despite all he created, he refused to ever be satisfied, almost obsessively so. While others piled on the praise, he considered strict self-evaluation the better part of success. “Some designers think they are artists,” he loved to say. “I am not an artist. I make dresses, no?”
A dressmaker who understood scale and showmanship. Over the past 15 years or so, Karl became increasingly taken with the impact of mega show sets, embarking on that path before the Instagram explosion. He staged his Fendi tour de force on the Great Wall of China in 2007, and the increasing power

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