Karl Lagerfeld: The most beautiful catwalk looks, bags, wedding dresses and celebrity evening wear from the red carpet
Karl Lagerfeld was and remains an icon in the fashion world. Like a real emperor of the fashion scene, he determined the fashion trends year after year and turned the fashion house Chanel into a billion-dollar global corporation. By the 90s at the latest, it became clear that what Lagerfeld presents on the catwalk today will be worn by everyone tomorrow. We’ll show you his best catwalk looks, his most beautiful Chanel wedding dresses and his chicest evening dresses.
Karl Lagerfeld: The best Chanel looks on the catwalks
1984-1986 In 1984 Karl Lagerfeld designed his first collection for Chanel. According to the motto: “You have to have style to be able to buy it”, he sent his models out onto the catwalk in elegant cocktail dresses. Coco Chanel himself was the inspiration for his creations.
1992-1993 Chanel experienced a real comeback thanks to Karl Lagerfeld. At that time, the designer chose the supermodel Claudia Schiffer as his muse.
1997 Naomi Campbell caused a sensation on the Chanel catwalk with two semi-transparent outfits.
2001 According to the motto “Elegance is a way of life”, Lagerfeld presented what might be his last classic evening dresses. Over the next ten years, the designer showed himself to be keen to experiment.
2005 Karl Lagerfeld was inspired by his work for the Paris Opera.
In the years between 2006-2010 The designer paid particular attention to the details – feathers, ruffles and fringes adorned his dresses.
In the year 2012 the focus was on colors: pigeon blue, pink and orange were among the most important trends this year.
2013 Karl Lagerfeld celebrated the return of patchwork and skillfully combined fabrics, patterns and colors.
In the year 2014 the designer presented his “rainbow” collection, which was particularly popular. The colorful clothes were perfect for the coming spring-summer season.
In the year 2015 Karl Lagerfeld proved that his two-piece suits are not only suitable for the office and turned them into real statement garments.
In the year 2017 opulent robes were the highlight in his collections. 3D applications, ruffles and fringes set accents.
In 2018, Lagerfeld women’s fashion impressed with high-quality manufacturing and creative material combinations. His last collection followed in January 2019. Clear cuts, muted colors and the Chanel logo ensured an elegant and at the same time classic look.
Karl Lagerfeld fashion shows: the backdrops
No fashion show is complete without the right backdrops. Karl Lagerfeld knew that, as he always tried to surprise his audience and take them into a magical world during the fashion show. No wonder that he was also considered a role model for numerous young designers in this area.
For the Chanel fashion show in 2019, Lagerfeld turned the catwalk into a garden.
In 2017, a miniature Eiffel Tower adorned the catwalk.
For the spring-summer fashion show, Lagerfeld was inspired by mountains in China.
For the autumn / winter 2015 fashion show, he turned the catwalk into a casino. Stars like Julianne Moore played poker there.
In 2019, the Chanel Show took place at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
The designer booked a real flight hall for the Cruise fashion show in 2009.
Lagerfeld recreated a castle in India for the 2011 fashion show.
Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel: These handbags are real classics
The Chanel bags enjoy great popularity. Their chic, timeless design and high-quality manufacturing have become trademarks of the world-famous fashion house.
The classic Chanel handbag is an absolute eye-catcher and can be combined with both everyday and elegant outfits.
Did you know that Lagerfeld also brought bags for digital cameras onto the market? The variant shown above is an absolute must-have for real fans of the brand.
The belt bag is totally trendy this year. Lagerfeld made them a stylish accessory.
Pure glamor – this is how the round clutch from Chanel can be described. Richly decorated with crystals, the handbag is the perfect complement to an evening dress.
The red bucket bag from Chanel is also one of the absolute classics. Also like the black shoulder bag below, which presents an exciting combination of leather and lacquer.
Karl Lagerfeld: His new bag collection
Karl Lagerfeld has not only designed handbags for the fashion brand Chanel. He also launched his own collection, which was particularly popular. The models look modern and present themselves in cheerful colors. No wonder stars like Gigi Hadid love to wear them. We give you an overview of the chic handbags:
Karl Lagerfeld and the celebrities: the top dresses from Chanel on the red carpet
From Keira Knightly to Blake Lively to Julianne Moor: the celebrities liked Karl Lagerfeld. We’ll show you the best Chanel looks from the red carpet. Pictured above – Blake Lively wore Chanel in Cannes in 2014 and Anna Wintour chose a Lagerfeld gown for her appearance at the Met Gala in New York in 2015.
Julianne Moore won an Oscar in 2015 and wore a Chanel evening dress to the awards ceremony. Keira Knightley also appeared in Chanel at the Golden Globes awards ceremony that same year.
Lily Rose Depp was considered one of Lagerfeld’s muses, she wore a tight white Chanel evening dress to the Met Gala in 2016. Also in 2016, actress Kristen Dunst received an award in Great Britain and wore a Chanel dress for the occasion.
In 2017, evening dresses with metallic accents were all the rage. Emma Stone and Cara Delevingne have both chosen Chanel evening wear for their appearances.
Margot Robbie and Janelle Mona chose Chanel dresses in 2019.
Nicole Kidman and Yara Shahidi wore two vintage Chanel evening dresses in white.
Karl Lagerfeld: Chanel’s bridal fashion over the years
Claudia Schiffer was one of the famous designer’s most famous muses and has worn the wedding dress several times over the past 90 years at the end of the show.
In 1993 and 1995, the German model presented two of the brand’s most popular princess dresses.
Long before Meghan Markle wore a minimalist wedding dress, Lagerfeld had designed and presented one. Linda Evangelista wore a futuristic two-piece suit with a long veil a few years later.
In 2008, Karl Lagerfeld presented a wedding dress with a cape on the Chanel catwalk for the first time.
Lara Stone wore a playful rockabilly wedding dress in 2008 and her colleague, Australian model Abbey Lee Kershaw, wore a girly wedding dress with long sleeves two years later.
In 2012 Lagerfeld presented a wonderfully beautiful wedding dress for the winter season.
Two years later, Cara Delevingne showed a futuristic bridal gown made of a semi-transparent, glittering fabric.
Lagerfeld sent Kendall Jenner onto the catwalk in 2015 with a two-piece and his muse – the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis – Lily Rose wore a pink ball gown in 2017.