Bold, chic and unforgettable; even if you don’t follow fashion, you will have heard of Karl Lagerfeld. With great sadness, it was announced on February 19th 2019 that one of the biggest names in fashion had passed away at the age of 85. This comes as ‘bittersweet’ timing, as we’ve just received the latest new arrivals from the Karl Lagerfeld Home Collection

Read on to find out who Karl Lagerfeld was and why he was regarded as one of the most important fashion visionaries of the 20th and 21st century…

Who Was Karl Lagerfeld? 

Known for his dark sunglasses, white collar and grey ponytail; Karl Lagerfeld was Creative Director of luxury fashion house Chanel for years; taking the reins from Coco Chanel herself. He spent over half a century designing for Fendi, worked with other big fashion brands such as Chloe and H&M, and of course had his own label. 

Some people may not know that he was also an acclaimed photographer; having gone behind the lens for some of the best fashion magazines and even for his own fashion campaigns.

Karl Lagerfeld Home At Dotmaison

As well as fashion, Karl Lagerfeld created his own range of beautiful bedding, luxurious throws and chic cushions; continuing to create contemporary pieces in his trademark monochrome palette.

Did you know you can shop homeware from this much-loved designer here at Dotmaison? Our favourite piece is the Karl Lagerfeld – Choupette Cushion, 20x34cm, which features his beloved cat Choupette; cool, quirky and chic.

Karl Lagerfeld Choupette Cushion

Why not bookmark the New Arrivals page on our website, so you never miss out on the latest luxury designer homeware from Karl Lagerfeld and our many other brands?

Karl Lagerfeld’s Cat Choupette

With her own social media accounts, fashion line, bodyguard, personal chef and maids; this very famous cat could now be ‘heir’ to the Chanel icon’s £150m fortune! Lagerfeld even designed a whole fashion collection based on the love of his life, called ‘Choupette in Love’.

Karl Lagerfeld’s Death

You just need to scroll through this Vogue article on The Fashion Industry Reacts To The News Of Karl Lagerfeld’s Death, to see how loved he was. The words ‘lucky’, ‘generous’, ‘kind’, ‘witty’ and ‘talented’ are used over and over again in a stream of social media posts from super models, actors and other fashion designers, both old and new, mourning the loss of this great artist. Maybe this explains why this sad news has been such a blow to so many people around the world.

Called a generous, creative genius by many; fashion will be missing a Lagerfeld-shaped hole. What was your favourite thing about Karl Lagerfeld? 

If you’re still intrigued to know more; check out this 12 moments that made Lagerfeld a legend article.

RIP to one of the most iconic fashion designers that ever lived… 

Karl Lagerfeld– 1933 to 2019

Blog written by Amy Harvey

February 20th, 2019

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