Karl Lagerfeld: Life In Pictures

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Karl Lagerfeld was the most famous living designer in the world. Instantly recognisable and known for his sharp tongue, as much as he was for invigorating the house of Chanel, Lagerfeld was one designer who can truly lay claim to the often-used, seldom-true phrase, a fashion legend. As news of his death in Paris is confirmed, we look back at his remarkable career.

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In 1983, Lagerfeld joined the the ailing fashion house of Chanel as creative director. In 1984, he presented his first couture collection for the brand.

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