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99 Creative Karl Lagerfeld Innovations

From Great Wall of China Catwalks to Chic Feline Campaigns

— February 3, 2012 — Fashion
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.
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Dual Identity Interviews
Dual Identity Interviews
In Net-A-Porter's Face to Face Karl Lagerfeld Goes Up Against Himse
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Iconic Fast Fashion Collabs
Iconic Fast Fashion Collabs
Tge Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's Collection Brings Luxury to the Ma
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Fashion Icon Beauty Lines
Fashion Icon Beauty Lines
Karl Lagerfeld x Sephora Capsule Collection for Stylish Fashionistas
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Rocker-Chic Designer Diffusions
Rocker-Chic Designer Diffusions
Karl Lagerfeld 'Karl' Line Will Offer Affordable Fashions
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Designer-Resembling Diffusions
Designer-Resembling Diffusions
KARL by Karl Lagerfeld Line is Very Similar to His Own Style
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94
Haute Couture Starlet Ads
Haute Couture Starlet Ads
Blake Lively Chanel Campaign Spearheads the Mademoiselle Handbags
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Designer Demitasses
Designer Demitasses
Orrefors by Karl Lagerfeld will Add Some Couture to Your Canteen
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92
Fashion Designer Ornaments
Fashion Designer Ornaments
The Karl Lagerfeld Snow Globe is from the Sephora Capsule Collection
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High Fashion Feline Campaigns
High Fashion Feline Campaigns
The Carine Roitfled Chanel 2011 Fall Campaign is Playful and Purrdy
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Nautical-Inspired Soccer Uniforms
Nautical-Inspired Soccer Uniforms
French Football Federation Away Kit is Unveiled
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Couture Collector Books
Couture Collector Books
Get a Glimpse into Fashion Maven Minds With 'Nostalgia in Vogue'
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Stylish Auto Ads
Stylish Auto Ads
The Karl Lagerfeld Volkswagen Commercial Combines Elegance and Grace
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Fashion Mogul Caricatures
Fashion Mogul Caricatures
SpongeBob Squarepants is Remixed by Artist Mike Federiqo
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Egocentric Figurines
Egocentric Figurines
Karl Lagerfeld Art Toy is a Limited Edition Collector's Item
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High Fashion Feuds
High Fashion Feuds
Karl Lagerfeld Has it Out for Heidi Klum and Husband, Seal
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Designer Diffusion Captures
Designer Diffusion Captures
KARL by Karl Lagerfeld for Net-A-Porter Snapped by Designer Himself
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Androgynous Luxe Velvet Looks
Androgynous Luxe Velvet Looks
The Emporio Armani Pre-Fall 2012 Collection Features Rich Fabrics
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Fashion Elite Celebrations
Fashion Elite Celebrations
10 Magazine Celebrates Ten Years and Ten Designers
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Fashion Icon Collaboration Books
Fashion Icon Collaboration Books
The Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld Book is Sure to be Amazing
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Accidental Endorsement
Accidental Endorsement
Karl Lagerfeld for Volvo?
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Animated Fashion Icons
Animated Fashion Icons
Karl Lagerfeld in Grand Theft Auto
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Stunning Couture Captures
Stunning Couture Captures
The Northern Women in Chanel Book Has Stylish Pieces in Bare Landscapes
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Super-Designer Safes
Super-Designer Safes
Keep Your Valuables Protected in the Luxurious Narcissus Karl Lagerfeld Safe
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Interactive Designer Microsites
Interactive Designer Microsites
Karl's Kult on Net-a-Porter Offers Mobile Apps and More
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Cheap High Fashion
Cheap High Fashion
The 'Truly Madly Deeply Karl' Tee
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Wild Designer Campaigns
Wild Designer Campaigns
The Fendi Resort Spring 2012 Shoot Gets the Best of Karl Lagerfeld
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Accessible Accessories
Accessible Accessories
Karl Lagerfeld's Affordable New Line
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Celebrity Marionette Installations
Celebrity Marionette Installations
The Printemps Haussmann Christmas Windows are Enticing
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Designer Desserts
Designer Desserts
Karl Lagerfeld's Holiday Log
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Bubble-Wrapped Fashion
Bubble-Wrapped Fashion
The Diane Kruger Glamour France March 2011 Editorial is Poppin'
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Couture Soda Pop
Couture Soda Pop
The New Coca-Cola Light Designed and Shot by Karl
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Mesmerizing Mermaid Editorials (UPDATE)
Mesmerizing Mermaid Editorials (UPDATE)
The Visionaire 61 Issue Shows Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell
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Designer Fashion Islands
Designer Fashion Islands
Karl Lagerfeld To Design Homes for Isla Moda
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Ring Around the Cardigan
Ring Around the Cardigan
Chanel Couture Show in Paris
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Haute Designer Flyers
Haute Designer Flyers
The Fashionotes ‘Fashionable Faces' Posters are a Hilarious Find
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Paired Celebrity Captures
Paired Celebrity Captures
The W Magazine Music & Fashion Feature Shoots Donatella Versace with MIA
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Plebeian Fashion Icons
Plebeian Fashion Icons
Karl Lagerfeld Shoots 'The 3 Suisses' Fall Catalog
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Chanel Cruise Collection
Chanel Cruise Collection
Featuring Rinko Kikuchi
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Designer Bust Pendants
Designer Bust Pendants
The Nous Sommes Karl Lagerfeld Pendant is Iconic
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Animated Fashion Designers
Animated Fashion Designers
Marc & Karl on the Simpsons
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Pre-Fall Purple
Pre-Fall Purple
Transitional Fashion Hues at Chanel 2008
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Haute Couture Novels
Haute Couture Novels
Byzantine Fragments is an Haute Piece of Literature About Karl Lagerfeld
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Cartooned Fashion Designers
Cartooned Fashion Designers
‘Karl's Journey' is an Illustrated Ode to Karl Lager
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Celeb Silhouette Smartphone Cases
Celeb Silhouette Smartphone Cases
The Mr./Mrs. Who iPhone 4 Makes Celeb Obsession Fashionable
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Minimalist Fashion Mavens
Minimalist Fashion Mavens
Camilo Carmona Illustrates Couture's Elites in a Simplistic Style
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Extravagant Extinctions
Extravagant Extinctions
Karl Lagerfeld Declares Bling D.O.A.
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Dapper Femmitorials
Dapper Femmitorials
Actress Diane Kruger for 'Dandy Diane' in Vogue Germany
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Karl Lagerfeld Still Obsessed with Thin; Calls French Woman Fat
Karl Lagerfeld Still Obsessed with Thin; Calls French Woman Fat
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Couture Cartoons
Couture Cartoons
High Fashion Animation With Karl Lagerfeld & Totally Spies
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Designer PSAs
Designer PSAs
Karl Lagerfeld Road Safety Campaign
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Fashion Designer Dolls
Fashion Designer Dolls
Viktor & Rolf, Badgley Mischka Barbie & More
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Luxury Sporting Goods
Luxury Sporting Goods
Football Meets Fashion
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Kaiser Choppers
Kaiser Choppers
Karl Lagerfeld Unveils a Custom Designed Chanel Motorcycle
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Dunkable Paper Dolls
Dunkable Paper Dolls
Let Your Teacup Play Dress-Up with Pret-a-porTEA Characters
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Glacial Catwalks
Glacial Catwalks
The Chanel AW10 Fashion Show Prepares for Another Ice Age
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Purse-Cuddling Campaigns
Purse-Cuddling Campaigns
These Chanel Coco Cocoon Ads Are Bag-Loving
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Fashion Sketch Witticisms
Fashion Sketch Witticisms
Humorous Look at Fashion Industry through Street Sketching
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Bejeweled Majestic Fashions
Bejeweled Majestic Fashions
The Chanel Fall 2011 Collection Glistens With Elegance
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Fashion Icon Books
Fashion Icon Books
Karl Lagerfeld's Metamorphoses of an American
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Haute Sequined Frocks
Haute Sequined Frocks
This Chanel Spring Summer 2011 Collection Sparkles and Shines
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Fashion Icons as Dictionary Designers
Fashion Icons as Dictionary Designers
Karl Lagerfeld Illustrates 'La Petit Larousse Illustre'
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Exotically Lounging Ads
Exotically Lounging Ads
The Chanel Spring 2011 Campaign Stars Freja Beha Erichsen
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Finger Puppet Icons
Finger Puppet Icons
Karl Lagerfeld and Obama in Felt
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Eco Designer Totes
Eco Designer Totes
Enviro Bags Featuring Portraits of Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld
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Couture Cola Packaging
Couture Cola Packaging
The Christian Lacroix for Kronenbourg Bottles Make an Impression
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Celebrity Cartoon Fashion
Celebrity Cartoon Fashion
Henry Holland Tees Have Naughty Designer Portraits
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Iconic Designer Posters
Iconic Designer Posters
The Fashion Crowd Series Illustrates Style's Elite
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Genderless Perfumes
Genderless Perfumes
Kapsule by Karl Lagerfeld
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Couture Cola Campaigns
Couture Cola Campaigns
The Karl Lagerfeld Diet Coke 2011 Campaign is Pretty in Pink
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Recreating Magazine Covers
Recreating Magazine Covers
Esquire's Most Iconic Issues Madeover
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Couture Angling
Couture Angling
Chanel Fishing Rod
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Androgynous Beehive Hairdos
Androgynous Beehive Hairdos
Karl Lagerfeld Shoots Numéro Homme Spring/Summer 2010
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Acrobatic Monotone Shoots (UPDATE)
Acrobatic Monotone Shoots (UPDATE)
The Full Chanel Spring Summer 2012 Campaign
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Great Wall of China Fashion Show
Great Wall of China Fashion Show
Fendi Walks the Wall
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Cola Couture Canteens
Cola Couture Canteens
New Gianfranco Ferre Coca-Cola Bottles are Extravagantly Limited
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Fashionista Cartoon Families
Fashionista Cartoon Families
The ‘Fashion Simpsons' Series Presents Cartoons in Couture
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Exotic Princess Fashion
Exotic Princess Fashion
The Chanel Pre-Fall 2011 Ad Campaign Stars Alejandra Alonsa
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Celebrity Self-Parodies
Celebrity Self-Parodies
Chanel's Lagerfeld Says ‘Karl Who?' With Tote Bag
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Perfect Pearl-Covered Collections
Perfect Pearl-Covered Collections
The Chanel Spring 2012 Collection is the Ultimate in Femininity
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Hot Tangoing Twosomes
Hot Tangoing Twosomes
Dancing Models Heat Up the Karl Lagerfeld Numero 121 Editorial
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Striking Pop Icon Artwork
Striking Pop Icon Artwork
Lina Maria's Paper Planes Blog Captures Names Like Karl Lagerfeld
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Contemporary Tribal Renderings
Contemporary Tribal Renderings
David Gómez Maestre Invites You to His Tribe
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Seaside Gymnast Captures
Seaside Gymnast Captures
The Chanel Spring 2012 Ad Campaign Stars Joan Smalls and Saskia de Bra
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Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless Gloves
Fall 2009 Accessories from Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Miss Sixty, Alexander McQueen
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Chic Shade Campaigns
Chic Shade Campaigns
The Chanel Prestige Eyewear AW11 Ads Star Claudia Schiffer
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Haute Indian-Inspired Fashion
Haute Indian-Inspired Fashion
The Chanel Pre-Fall 2012 Collection Boasts Beautiful Exotic Looks
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Beachside Rockstar Editorials
Beachside Rockstar Editorials
Karl Largerfeld Shoots Natasha Poly for Vogue Nippon
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Modern Medieval Fashion
Modern Medieval Fashion
The Chanel Fall 2010 Haute Couture Collection is Old World Chic
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Hilarious High Fashion Fusions
Hilarious High Fashion Fusions
Fashimals Tumblr Turns the Fashion Elite into Animals
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Aircraft-Themed Catwalks
Aircraft-Themed Catwalks
The Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2012 Collection is Ready for the Skies
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Couture Teddy Bears
Couture Teddy Bears
Karl Lagerfeld by Steiff
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Nude Muse Photography
Nude Muse Photography
Karl Lagerfeld Shot the Baptiste Giabiconi Interview Spread
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Colored Eyewear Ensembles
Colored Eyewear Ensembles
The Fendi Spring 2012 Collection Brings Back Italian Glamor
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Zombie Celeb Sketches
Zombie Celeb Sketches
The 'Portraits as Living Deads 2.0' by Frederik Peeters are Eerie
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60s Muse Fashion
60s Muse Fashion
The Vanessa Paradis 'Factory Story' Editorial by Karl Lagerfeld
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Takeaway Handbags
Takeaway Handbags
Chanel Shanghai Accessories Collection is Delicious
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Gun Footwear
Gun Footwear
Madonna Gets Slammed for Wearing Gun Heel Shoes
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Fashion Designers as Rappers
Fashion Designers as Rappers
Karl Lagerfeld, Armani, Versace & More for Harper's Bazaar
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Disneyfied Designers
Disneyfied Designers
Spanish Elle Disney Versions Of Fashion's Elite
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