How well do you know Karl Lagerfeld?



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What was Karl Lagerfeld's role at Chanel?

Which fashion houses did Karl Lagerfeld work for before joining Chanel?

What was Karl Lagerfeld's vision for his eponymous fashion label?

Which of the following did Karl Lagerfeld NOT collaborate with on a fashion collection?

What was the theme of Karl Lagerfeld's final Chanel collection before his death?

What was Karl Lagerfeld's signature look?

What was the name of Karl Lagerfeld's cat?

What was the cause of Karl Lagerfeld's death?

What was the name of the memorial event held for Karl Lagerfeld?


Karl Lagerfeld: A Fashion Icon

  • Karl Lagerfeld was a German fashion designer, creative director, artist, and photographer.

  • He worked for several top fashion houses including Balmain, Patou, and Chloé, before joining Chanel in 1983.

  • As the creative director of Chanel from 1983 until his death, he oversaw every aspect of the fashion house's creative output.

  • He was instrumental in revitalizing the Chanel brand, helping it regain its position as one of the top fashion houses in the world.

  • Lagerfeld was also creative director of the Italian fur and leather goods fashion house Fendi, as well as his own eponymous fashion label.

  • His vision and legacy continue to influence the fashion industry and inspire designers around the world.

  • Lagerfeld was recognized for his signature white hair, black sunglasses, fingerless gloves, and high, starched, detachable collars.

  • He was born on September 10, 1933, in Hamburg, Germany, to Elisabeth and businessman Otto Lagerfeld.

  • Lagerfeld's family name has been spelled both Lagerfeldt (with a "t") and Lagerfeld.

  • Lagerfeld began his own eponymous brand in 1984, focused on "intellectual sexiness."

  • Lagerfeld collaborated with Diesel on a special denim collection in 2002 and launched a new collection for men and women dubbed K Karl Lagerfeld in 2006.

  • The final Chanel collection completed before his death had an Alpine theme of après-ski clothing.The Life and Legacy of Karl Lagerfeld

  • Lagerfeld created a teddy bear in his likeness produced by Steiff in an edition of 2,500 that sold for $1,500.

  • Lagerfeld lent his voice to the French animated film, Totally Spies! The Movie.

  • In 2013, Lagerfeld directed the short film Once Upon a Time... in the Cité du Cinéma, Saint-Denis, by Luc Besson, featuring Keira Knightley in the role of Coco Chanel.

  • Lagerfeld was recognized for his signature white hair, black sunglasses, fingerless gloves, and high, starched detachable collars.

  • Lagerfeld had an 18-year relationship with Jacques de Bascher, a French aristocrat, model, and socialite, who died of AIDS in 1989.

  • Lagerfeld lived in numerous homes over the years, including an apartment in Paris, a chateau in Brittany, and a house in Vermont.

  • Lagerfeld owned a red point Birman cat named Choupette, which he indicated he would marry if it were legal.

  • Lagerfeld lost 42 kg (93 lb) in 2001, following a diet created for him by Dr. Jean-Claude Houdret, which led to a book called The Karl Lagerfeld Diet.

  • Lagerfeld was a passionate book collector and amassed one of the largest personal libraries in the world.

  • Lagerfeld died on February 19, 2019, from complications of pancreatic cancer.

  • A memorial event called "Karl For Ever" was held on June 20, 2019, at the Grand Palais in Paris, featuring a career retrospective highlighting Lagerfeld's tenures at Chloé, Fendi, and Chanel.

  • Lagerfeld faced many controversies during his career, including accusations of being fatphobic, Islamophobic, and of opposing the Me Too movement.


Test your knowledge on the life and legacy of Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic German fashion designer, creative director, artist, and photographer. From his early beginnings to his lasting impact on the fashion industry, this quiz will cover everything you need to know about Lagerfeld's career and personal life. Get ready to learn about his signature style, famous collaborations, and controversial moments in this tribute to one of fashion's most influential figures.

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