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Karl Lagerfeld

Karl LagerfeldAKA Karl Otto Lagerfeld

Born: 10-Sep-1935
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 19-Feb-2019
Location of death: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Cause of death: Cancer - Pancreatic
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute [1]
Occupation: Fashion Designer

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Chanel, Lagerfeld

"I have worked my whole life to kill reality."

[1] Apparent admission of homosexuality in the documentary Lagerfeld Confidential (2007), although NNDB has not screened this film. He has in the past, however, claimed latent heterosexuality or asexuality. See Harriet Shapiro, "Tout Paris Applauds the Fashionable Vision of Karl Lagerfeld", People, 11 June 1984: "I [liked women] when I was very young, but I quickly realized I didn't want any kind of human liaison. Perhaps I put my passion into other things." Also, Vanessa Grigoriadis, "Karl Lagerfeld, Boy Prince of Fashion", New York magazine, 6 February 2006: "[Lagerfeld] doesn't talk about his sexual orientation and maintains that he never had sexual congress with the man he calls the love of his life, the Parisian It dandy Jacques de Bascher, who called Lagerfeld Mein Kaiser and died of AIDS in 1989."

Father: Otto Lagerfeld
Mother: Elisabeth Bahlmann
Sister: Martha Christiane

    Funeral: Diana, Princess of Wales (1997)
    Pied tofu, missed and hit Calvin Klein (2001)

    Mademoiselle C (11-Sep-2013) · Himself
    Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's (3-May-2013) · Himself
    The September Issue (16-Jan-2009) · Himself
    Valentino: The Last Emperor (7-Sep-2008) · Himself
    Lagerfeld Confidential (10-Feb-2007) · Himself
    The Valet (29-Mar-2006) · Himself
    Catwalk (16-Feb-1996) · Himself

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