It has been just under two weeks since the world received news of Karl Lagerfeld’s death. Shocking the industry that he grew to fame from, his legacy will continue to live on not only in the garments he so magnificently created but through a new venture from Chanel. Honouring the passing of a true icon, the French fashion house has introduced its Métier Class podcast.
Created in collaboration with Monocle and Tyler Brûlé, the fresh iteration of the 3.55 podcast will see four episodes exploring Chanel and its meticulous craft. First up, the late King Kaiser opens up to speak with Brûlé offering a magical insight into his illustrious career as head of Chanel, Fendi and his own eponymous label. Adding to his long list of inspiring and sometimes outrageous life quotes, the designer touches on how to multitask along with the new digital age.
“Before the 18th century, there was no bad taste,” Lagerfeld reflects. “Though there’s a lot of good stuff around … I don’t think [modern creatives] always make the biggest intellectual effort.”
The designer, photographer and creative director found his love for fashion early on, recalling December 13, 1949 to be the date when he attended a runway show with his Mother. Later, he worked across the likes of Fendi and Balmain before taking the helm of Chanel in 1983. Said to have had a dry sense of humour but yet just as warm-hearted, the community already misses him greatly.
To understand the world through Lagerfeld’s eyes, tune into one of his last interview here.