Young Karl Lagerfeld

Yesterday, news broke of the death of Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director of Chanel as well as Fendi, and the unrivaled king of contemporary fashion. Lagerfeld’s long-spanning reign over Western luxury fashion is unparalleled by any other talent working today, and his legacy will be hard to match by any of his peers (Chanel, however, have against all speculation announced his right hand, Virginie Viard, as his predecessor). While Lagerfeld’s closest relatives and friends prepare for his funeral, the fashion world mourns his passing with a stream of obituaries and in memoriams – including Anna Wintour, Hamish Bowles, i-D, Purple, and AnOther. At DANSK, we won’t re-trace the words of so many others, so to remember our dearest Karl, we look back at some of the earliest moments of his career(s) in pictures. More below.