Karl Lagerfeld's 10 most iconic designs through the years
Lagerfeld, who started off as an assistant in Pierre Balmain's design house worked his way to becoming one of the most influential people in couture, working with brands like Fendi, Chanel, and Chloe.
"You cannot fake chic but you can be chic and fake fur" - Karl Lagerfeld
There's a lot that the world has to be thankful for the blessing that was Karl Lagerfeld. The fashion icon died on Tuesday after being ill for sometime now. From the reinvention of the Chanel suit to taking hi-low to a whole new level (Chanel Fall 2014 Couture), Lagerfeld is an irreplaceable presence in the world of fashion. Lagerfeld, who started off as an assistant in Pierre Balmain's design house worked his way to becoming one of the most influential people in couture, working with brands like Fendi, Chanel, and Chloe. His genius trickled down to the core of the fashion industry. His sense of style and fashion relevant even in these changing times. In memory of the creative genius let's take a look at the 10 most iconic looks that came out of Karl's reign over the runway.
1. Helen Christensen for Chanel Ready to Wear Fall-Winter 1991 collection
Helena Christensen, a long time muse for Lagerfeld walked the 1991 runway show in this iconic denim and wool ensemble. The modernity of the look lies in the use of accessories for sure - it was the first time that Chanel had gone all out with the classic gold chains and the rock n roll vibe and you really started to see the Karl influence.
2. Claudia Schiffer in Chanel Haute Couture
One of Claudia's most iconic runway moments ever, this look styled by Lagerfeld featured a crinkled plastic skirt - who knew that could work on the runway?
3. Cindy Crawford in all red
One of Lagerfeld's longtime muses, Cindy Crawford looked bold and dynamic in this 1993 runway look. Flaming red, somewhat modest and with a fresh silhouette for a maxi dress, this look definitely stood out in his collection.
4. Blake Lively's Met Gala look from 2011
Blake Lively looked like an otherworldly creature in this sparkly nude and grey gown - in a great way, of course. The fabric, fit and cut of the look is exquisite, needless to say, and the styling totally perfect with the red hair.
5. Cara Delevigne in Fendi Autumn Winter collection
Fendi owes the iconic 'F' to Lagerfeld and its reinvention of fur, of course. Everything about the looks from this line screams chic.
6. Lady Gaga's customized white gown
Lady Gaga, a longtime friend of Lagerfeld's as well as muse definitely turned heads at an event in NYC in this customized white Chanel.
7. Lily Rose Depp in this blush gown for Chanel 2017
Karl switched it up with the silver blazer for this 2017 Spring Summer Fashion Week but what he created for the showstopper Lily was even more surprising. This blush gown adorned with soft layers and cinched at the waist with a belt was exquisite, to say the least.
8. Devon Aoki's look Spring summer 1999
Devon Aoki in Chanel Spring 1999 & Fall 2001 by Karl Lagerfeld 💖 pic.twitter.com/bnsdXZEuZX— yan 💸 (@yillaaa_) February 19, 2019
She's walked for Karl multiple times through the years but this look will always be iconic - the poufy scrunched skirt and the halter neck paired with a bare face and poker straight hair has inspired many through the years.
9. Kirsten Stewart in Chanel at the 2013 Paris Fashion Week
Talk about switching up the Chanel suit! Stewart made headlines in this white blazer paired with a barely-there pair of shorts, slicked back hair and Chanel's classic half-gloves.
10.Kendall Jenner in Chanel 2016
The Chanel suit is the perfect balance between strong and feminine and Jenner, who is the most loved out of the clan for Karl carries it off beautifully.