Saturday, June 6, 2009
AS YOU CAN SEE, I HAD AN ENTIRE POST DEDICATED TO KARL LAGERFELD'S DEPATURE FROM CHANEL, BUT IT WAS ALL A RUMOR THANKS TO DIANE PERNET. SHE REPORTED THAT HE WAS LEAVING DUE TO HIM NOT RENEWING HIS CONTRACT WITH CHANEL.
TO MAKE IT SHORT AND SWEET......KARL LAGERFELD IS NOT LEAVING CHANEL! THANK GOD!!
It is official!!
Karl Lagerfeld is officially leaving Chanel after 26 years of couture and ready-to-wear designs that made their way from the catwalk, to the clothing racks and then onto the bodies of many individuals around the world.
It is extremely sad to see such a powerful and creative individual leave a well-known line such as Chanel. Now, Lagerfeld won't be shut out of the fashion world because he has some of his lines to fall back on like K Karl Lagerfeld, Fendi, Chloe and a few others.
Karl Lagerfeld started off working for Balmain in 1955. After three years there, he moved to Jean Patou, where he designed two haute couture collections for the next five years. He later launched himself as a freelance designer after working for Patou in 1962. In 1964, he began to design for Chloe; a French fashion house.
After eight years with Chloe, Karl went to Fendi and designer furs, clothing and accessories.
He would later find himself doing a lot of freelance designing and haute couture costumes for theatrical productions beginning in 1972. After almost ten years of freelance work, he found his spot at Chanel in 1983.
Karl Lagerfeld is a fashion ICON! There is nothing more that needs to be said about this gentleman!
He has changed the way people look at the little black dress [mainly in Chanel's line], furs and the small accessories.
Now this message is for the next designer to take Lagerfield's spot; Albert Elbaz, please be on point! It is going to be extremely difficult to top and to continue to legacy that Coco Chanel started and what Karl Lagerfeld continued!