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in Hamburg, Germany and is the son of businessman Otto Lagerfeld (1881–1967), and his wife Elisabeth Bahlmann (1897–1978).
His father owned a company that produced and imported evaporated milk, while his maternal grandfather Karl Bahlmann was a local politician for the Catholic Centre Party.
Over the decades, he has collaborated on a variety of fashion and art-related projects.
He is well recognized around the world for his white hair, black sunglasses, and high starched collars.
His older sister, Martha Christiane "Christel", was born in 1931.
Lagerfeld has an older half-sister, Thea, from his father's first marriage.
He also designed a look inspired by Carmen Miranda, which consisted of mini-bra dresses with very short skirts, and long dresses with bra tops and scarf shawls.
For example, he has claimed that he was born in 1938 to "Elisabeth of Germany" and Otto Ludwig Lagerfeldt from Sweden, A birth announcement was, however, published by his parents in 1933, and the baptismal register in Hamburg also lists him as born in that year, conclusively proving that he was born on 10 September 1933.
Bild am Sonntag published his baptismal records in 2008 and interviewed his teacher and a classmate, who both confirmed that he was born in 1933.
Despite that, Karl Lagerfeld announced publicly that he was celebrating his "70th birthday" on 10 September 2008, despite actually turning 75.
In 1970, he also began a brief design collaboration with Roman haute-couture house Curiel; its head was Gigliola Curiel, who died in November 1969.
Lagerfeld's first collection there was described as having a "drippy drapey elegance" designed for a "1930s cinema queen." The Curiel mannequins all wore identical short-cropped blonde wigs.
Since the 1970s, Lagerfeld has occasionally worked as a costume designer for theatrical productions.