Fashion designer and photographer
He once famously declared that sweatpants are a sign of defeat, signaling that a person who buys a pair has lost control of his life. His signature look entails a black blazer and white shirt with the collar turned up and sunglasses. Lagerfeld was born in 1933 in Hamburg. He has been the creative director of Chanel since 1983.
The German fashion designer has criticized the "pastor's daughter" for opening Germany to "millions" of migrants. France's media regulator has launched a probe after he made the remarks on a popular French talk show.
French fashion house Chanel debuted its latest Cruise Collection in communist Cuba. It was the first international fashion show since the revolution more than 50 years ago. Karl Lagerfeld showed his designs on a famous promenade in the middle of Havana. The event is just furthre proof of how Cuba is opening up economically.