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welcome to this special edition of arts and culture paying tribute to the late great callard of 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 an aura character than a real person to those who didn't know him so it's a certain way his is uniform eighteenth century inspired dandy appearance he's ponytail he's passion for diet coke and his love of his cat ship it too had a social media account i'm told with a lot of followers that i've been following 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 him 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. was more than just another fashion designer he was an icon dial. believe very fast moving times you just have to be able to keep up it and if you can't keep up you'll just fall behind. the fellow was born in one nine hundred thirty three the son of a wealthy businessman in one nine hundred fifty three he moved to paris. a year
later his design for a woman won an international 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. twenty years later he revitalized sure now. i'm lucky that i can do what i want without thinking about money no problem we don't have to be afraid this is the luxury of chanel 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 back east yeah because. he is still a first song. and of course cloudy
a shift. most comfy to 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. was skilled at staging his public life but preferred to keep his private life under wraps the notorious workaholic was always on the move. always looking for the next
thing always keen to reinvent himself. i'm never satisfied i'll meet you but not 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 start. a special homecoming in twenty seventeen for the first time karl lagerfeld presented his creations for show now in the town of his birth. town of the legendary fashion designer has passed away at the age of eighty five. and his last collections show just last month and 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 to he never went to fashion school he went to paris he followed his trains 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 sort 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 clueless and said claudia schiffer didn't know who she was either . that ugly short man would dangerous and injure people who were tracked and said lost control of their lives oh my goodness those are those are definitely some words to live. but there 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 a very multitalented 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 fumes 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. yes so as a boy a lot of felt 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 german
french. newspaper. 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 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. every can.
is jane perkins daughter. charlotte john spokes half sister. singers and i chris's in one family down in france as the. she's now in berlin to promote her latest album soliloquy. chad you. will back. loves the sound of the guitar as a young girl she had your own lessons but didn't like them she preferred. cousins in england or played in punk bands. behind this snotty behavior in their clothes he to realise to choose i like that a lot more than these sentimental songs songs with sugar sweet melodies they give
me a stomachache. both her mother jane birkin and blues father film director jack to eye on planted the seeds for the children's love of cinema music and poetry a creative universe in which lou and her sister charlotte twitt 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 have 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 her half sister shot cancer she writes her own songs with her latest album. i don't feel so she has come home that i told is so in the query joining its production she saw to really listen to her in
a voice music that most kills at least through 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 welsh just like those of how a rock heroine patti smith. spends 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. that was from. 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 nude wales album soliloquy 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 col lagerfeld the iconic designer whose death at age eighty five weaves a huge gap in the world of fashion. poor
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