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for sure now and his own brand. and they'd magic man behind those dark glasses. welcome to this special edition of arts and culture paying tribute to the late great col lagerfeld one of the most admired and influential designers of modern times with me in studio is d.w. cultures melissa holroyd. color photo once said of himself i'm very much down to earth just not this earth that pretty much sums it up he was larger than life hard to even imagine that he was just a mere mortal yeah he was he has been synonymous with fashion for decades now and he did turn himself into somewhat of a mythologized figure he was more of a popular i call in or a carrot to a real person to those who didn't know him so it's certainly his is uniform eighteenth century inspired dandiya appearance he's ponytail he's passion for diet
coke and his love of his cap ship it too had a social media account i'm told with a lot of followers have been following it for a while yet so he was obviously best known as the creative power behind the legendary french fashion house now which he saved from the brink and really sexed up by dropping hands and adding glitz yet for we talk more we want to get a look at some of the glitz. of it karl lagerfeld. fashion designer karl lagerfeld was instantly recognizable with his trademark dark glasses and ponytail his career in fashion spanned seven decades. and was more than just another fashion designer he was an icon daioh. believe me we live in very fast moving times you just have to be able to keep up and if you can't keep up. you'll just fall behind. the felt was born in one nine
hundred thirty three the son of a wealthy businessman in nine hundred fifty three he moved to paris a year later his design for a woman won an international design competition. this was the foundation that helped to launch a career in fashion he went on to work for all the big fashion houses in one nine hundred sixty three becoming the creative director of clothing twenty years later he revitalized show now. i'm lucky that i can do what i want without thinking about money no problem we don't have to be afraid that this is the luxury ocean that we can do what we want has often breathtaking shows became the highlight of every paris fashion week the sets for the shows are of course. also designed by lagerfeld. along the way lagerfeld to
has been inspired by a number of muses that. there is still a first song and of course clarity a shift. with my feet a move in this profession you have to have many muses there's a kind of how shall i say change that comes around so often that one would be foolish to commit oneself it all depends on how the girl develops and above all i am here to be inspired by everyone. managed to create a balance between. and retail fashion that teddy with his trademark suit and dark glasses is a p.r. coup he was the first major fashion designer to create a collection for the swedish high street chain. his latest muse was his cat shoe pet.
karl lagerfeld was skilled at staging his public life but preferred to keep his private life under wraps the notorious workaholic was always on the move tories looking for the next thing always keen to reinvent himself. i'm never satisfied on what you've done if you're never satisfied you can go on the minute you start thinking your satisfied we couldn't do better that's the time you should stop. a special homecoming in twenty seven chain for the first time karl lagerfeld presented his creations for show now in the town of his. car lot the legendary fashion designer has passed away at the age of eighty five. and his last collections just last month in paris unfortunately he couldn't be there himself but he really basically worked up until the very end melissa talk
about passion yeah that's right and he was self-made too you never went to fashion school he went to paris he followed his dreams and he never complained he was also a workaholic and he really lived for the moment he didn't drink he didn't smoke he described himself as a puritan he was also involved in a great many things and really set himself no limits he was someone who always seemed to be open to things that were around him and quite a character is here i mean he even said of himself that he had created sort of a caricature of himself why do you think he did that well i i think some people are more comfortable with the extremes and i mean he was also known as somebody who said witty and controversial and and sometimes offensive things he refused to acknowledge heidi klum and said claudia schiffer didn't know who she was either. that ugly. short men dangerous and ensure that people who wear track pants have
lost control of their lives oh my goodness those are those are definitely some words to live by now was born here in germany but paris ended up being his home yet but he did say that he was at home everywhere and that he wanted to know everything and participate in everything he was very multi-talented not just in the area of fashion he was a publisher he was a photographer he was a collector he collected some three hundred thousand books he designed her fuse he was also a film director. he also shot his own campaigns that were transformed into books he had exhibitions including this one that we just saw there. yeah and also he was also a very keen droolers well he drew all his own designs which is something that isn't usual today. and he yes so as a boy
a lot of the film said that he wanted to be come a caricature and that was a wish that was also the fields he was regularly published in the in the jim and frank. yeah so he was a fashion designer a pop icon a multi vaillant talent and of course even though he was a very polarizing figure the fashion world now seems to be quite united in paying their respects we're seeing tributes to him from fashion heavyweights and fans from around the globe thank you melissa and will have more of karl lagerfeld for you later in the show for now though we want to turn to the world of music french singer songwriter and actress. got her start at the on the big screen at the age of five the youngest in a family of famous artists she struggled at first to find her feet now is thirty six a star in her own right and after two rather melancholic albums her third album is
a little more upbeat. everything. is jane perkins daughter. charlotte transpo younger half sister. three singers and i chris's in one family now new france as the. she's now in berlin to promote her latest album soliloquy. let's have a. sling. laughs the sound of the guitar as a young girl she had piano lessons but didn't like some cheap referred.
cousins in england all played in punk bands. behind this snotty behavior in their clothes he's a real attitude i like that a lot more than these sentimental songs songs with sugar sweet melody they give me a stomachache. both her mother jane birkin and lucy father film director two i own planted the seeds for the children's love of cinema music and poetry a creative universe in which lou and her sister charlotte would make their way even as young children the siblings learnt good is also hard work. i've been taught to love the work that is what all members of my family has in common a special relationship to work. work for a time as a model and actress but today at the age of thirty six she has found her place in the world of rock music she told herself to play the guitar and unlike half sister shot cancer she writes her own songs with her latest album. on feels she
has come home the talk show is so now joining its production she sought to really listen to her in a voice music kills at point zero this time i really took the reins musically and more than usual and i'm satisfied it worked. just one hopes her songs speak to people from all over the walls just like those of rock heroine patti smith that's just not the age of fifteen or sixteen i was crazy about patti smith's music i read all the book she read visited every symmetry she visited i like the photographers she liked i love to radiance and i dreamed one day of being able to develop a similar charisma. to the clothes for. the new album is an excellent start.
catching up there with patti smith that's no easy feat keeping up with her sister charlotte and her mom jane knew dwight on the album so will a korean is out now and for more culture news you can always visit our website at d.f.w. dot com slash culture you can also follow us on facebook and twitter just search d w culture now for me and all the crew here in berlin thank you for joining us for now we'll leave you with more of cholera largo's felt the iconic designer whose death at age eighty five weaves a huge gap in the world of fashion. poor
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the should be curious minds. do it yourself networkers. so subscribe don't miss a. place . blame. this is g.w. news from berlin he ruled the design for decades tonight fashion icon karl lagerfeld as. the time never satisfied and as long as you're never satisfied you keep going to soon as you decide you're content with yourself or couldn't be any better but it's time to call it a day at the blog or feel demanded excellence in his work until the very end