A fashion legend. A visionary. A perfectionist. He saved Chanel and made it the most sough-after label in the world. He revived Fendi and Chloé, while launching his own KL label simultaneously.
The fashion designer was couture’s undisputed prince. He was the most prolific and admired designer of modern times. A master of craftsmanship, while at the same time he also liked the idea of doing things you’re not supposed to do.
His influence on the fashion industry is unparalleled. Known fondly in fashion circles as “the Kaiser” thanks to his German heritage, he was famously uncompromising in his design vision.
One of our favourite quotes:
“I think tattoos are horrible. It’s like living in a Pucci dress full-time.”