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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Lagerfeld joined Hedi Slimane backstage at the Dior Homme show in 2001, where the latter was then creative director. The Chanel designer was so keen to wear one of Slimane’s skinny-fit Dior suits that he lost six stone.

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