Karl Lagerfeld

From our archives: Karl Lagerfeld on the 'spirit' of fashion

German designer Karl Largerfeld has died aged 85 following a short illness
Karl Lagerfeld - creative director of the fashion house Chanel for 36 years - has died following a short illness.

The 85-year-old was an icon in the industry, with his haute couture shows considered the blockbusters of fashion week in Paris. His personal style of black suits, sunglasses and leather gloves became almost as famous as his designs.

The German designer spoke to the BBC World Business team about his career six years ago and we revisit some of the highlights of that conversation. 

(Image: Karl Lagerfeld walks the runway after the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week in 2018. Credit: Getty Images)
German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85
Karl Lagerfeld, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, has died aged 85.