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Remembering Karl Lagerfeld


Iconic designer. Stylistic visionary. A man whose fashion artistry helped to shape the entire industry as we know it, during a career spanning more than 60 years. Today we remember Karl Lagerfeld, who sadly passed away this morning at the age of 85.


The Endless Talent...

An early Lagerfeld sketch for the House of Tiziani, 1960s.



A printed calfskin coat designed by Lagerfeld. His original sketch for luxury Italian brand, Fendi, for which he served as Creative Director.



Lagereld at work in Paris for Chloé. Here he fits top model, Inès de la Fressange, in the brand's studio, 1983.



Lagerfeld served as Chanel's Artistic Director for 30 years.  He helped to carry the brand's characteristic elegant 'tweeds and pearls' aesthetic successfully into the modern fashion landscape.


The Lagerfeld trademarks...

The signature sunglasses.


The impeccably tailored suits.


The leather gloves.



The hand-held fan.


The famous pony-tail.


And of course - that famously acid tongue...

“Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.”


Pug Lagerfeld watches over Joel & Son Fabrics every day from his spot on our shop wall.



Farewell, Mr Karl Lagerfeld. You will be sorely missed.




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