Karl Lagerfeld on the podium of the British Fashion Awards, the “Oscars” of the fashion awarded each year by the British Fashion Council. On 23 November, at the London Coliseum, the designer, photographer and filmmaker will receive the “Outstanding Achievement Award”.
Karl Otto Lagerfeld, now 80 year old (although the exact age has always remained a mystery) will win the prestigious statuette for his contribution to the fashion industry internationally, in the course of a long career that has seen him at the creative helm of labels such as Chloé, Fendi, Chanel and of course the brand that bears his name.
“Karl Lagerfeld – said Natalie Massenet, chairman of the British Fashion Council – is a standard of excellence and one of the most iconic figures in our industry on a global scale. His life and his work have written the language of fashion. It is the last of the visionaries, we celebrate not just for decades but for those that are yet to come. In the hands of Karl the future of fashion will be exceptional. ”
Before Lagerfeld to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award were Anna Wintour (in 2014), the founders of i-D Magazine Terry and Tricia Jones (in 2013) and Manolo Blahnik (in 2012)