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Karl Otto Lagerfeldt
Fendi store opening - Karl Lagerfeld (13907681358).jpg
Karl Lagerfeld in 2014
Born10 September 1933
Hamburg, Germany
Died19 February 2019
Paris, France
Cause of deathPancreatic cancer

Karl Lagerfeld (born Karl Otto Lagerfeldt; 10 September 1933 in Hamburg, Germany – 19 February 2019 in Paris) was a fashion designer.

Many people saw him as one of the most influential persons of the late 20th century. He made fashion for many different labels, for example Chanel, Chloé and Fendi. He also owned several labels, which he started in the early 1980s. He also owned labels making perfumes. He designed clothes for many leading artists.

He had a Birman cat called Choupette.[1] The cat has its own social media accounts.[1]

Lagerfeld died on 19 February 2019 from pancreatic cancer in Paris at the age of 85.[2] Lagerfeld wrote Choupette into his will.[1][3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Karl Lagerfeld's cat could be his heir" (in en-GB). BBC News. 2019-02-21. Retrieved 2020-07-12. 
  2. Karl Lagerfeld dead aged 85 - Chanel designer dies after weeks of ill health
  3. Feugère, Stéphane (12 April 2018). "Interview with Karl Lagerfeld for Numero Magazine". 

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