Wednesday, May 12, 2010
designer spotlight: Karl Lagerfield for Chanel
Yet another personal favorite! Chanel! a true inspiration behind a brand famous and invied around the world, Chanel! how did this pairing come to be?
Karl Legerfeld was born in Hamburg, Germany. Lagerfeld claims he was born in 1938 but record report other wise. and the rest we say is history. why such a short autobiography? well the man himself said, "I like today and perhaps a little future still, but the past is really something I'm not interested in. So, as far as I'm concerned, I like only the past of things and people I don't know. When I know, I don't care because I knew how it was."
the Chanel label has become one of the most recognized names in the luxury and haute couture fashion industry. Pre-Lagerfeld Chanel was headed by Gabrielle "coco" Chanel a very Parisian very sophisticated revolutionary. she brought the fashion industry back to basics and brought new designs and cuts, incorporating elegance, class, and originality.Under her tight reign from 1909–1971, Coco Chanel held the title as ‘Chief Designer’ until her death on January 10, 1971. In 1983, Lagerfeld took over as chief designer for Chanel. He changed Chanel's fashion lines from the old lines to shorter cuts and eye capturing designs. During the 1980s, more than 40 Chanel boutiques were opened up worldwide. By the end of the 1980s, these boutiques sold goods ranging from US$200-per-ounce perfume, US$225 ballerina slippers to US$11,000 dresses and US$2,000 leather handbags. i mean really unless you live under a rock, you know chanel, you've seen chanel, and you love chanel!