Creative director behind numerous fashion brands, including Chanel and the Karl Lagerfeld Collection.
After winning the coats category in a design competition, he secured a coveted apprenticeship with Pierre Balmain.
In 2001, he lost nearly 100 pounds after claiming that he wanted to wear tighter clothes.
He is the son of Otto Lagerfeld, a wealthy businessman who introduced the concept of condensed milk.
In 2005, he was the photographer for V magazine's feature of Mariah Carey.