It's no secret that the white-haired, legendary designer and creative director of Chanel and Fendi is the single most recognized figure in the fashion industry, and these Karl Lagerfeld innovations demonstrate why that is.

Not only is the man a genius, but he has created some of the most memorable runway shows the fashion world has ever seen. Who can forget the Chanel Fall 2012 show that features lots of fur, some polar bears and a ton of ice? The Fendi show that took place on the Great Wall of China is still one of the most talked about runway shows in the history of fashion.

From photography to design and interior decorating, these Karl Lagerfeld innovations depict the man's incredible work ethic and legacy in the fashion industry.