DANIEL BRUHL TO LEAD
KARL LAGERFELD TV SERIES
Beside Dior and Balenciaga, we now have another famous dead designer getting a series. Disney + has cast Daniel Bruhl as the lead in their KAISER KARL series about infamous designer Karl Lagerfeld which is already shooting. According to Variety, the six-part series will chronicle his rise through the world of 1970s Parisian high fashion. In 1972, a 38-year-old Karl Lagerfeld aspired to become the most famous French fashion designer, at a time when Yves Saint Laurent (Arnaud Valois) reigned supreme. Lagerfeld
went on to become the head designer and creative director of Chanel, Fendi and his own label.
The series will also explore the rivalry between Lagerfeld and Saint Laurent’s partner Pierre Berge (Alex Lutz), as well as his love story with Jacques de Bascher (Théodore Pellerin). Along with depicting the clan rivalries and ego battles of the high fashion world, the series will also portray the epic partying and decadence, tragic love affairs and friendships which
marked Lagerfeld’s life. Agnès Jaoui will play Gaby Aghion, the founder of the Chloé brand who helped elevate Lagerfeld. With more than 2,200 extras, over 40 different sets and some 3,000 costumes, 160 of which will be created from scratch, the series will highlight some of the biggest stars of the era, including Marlene Dietrich (Sunnyi Melles); Paloma Picasso (Jeanne Damas); Loulou de la Falaise (Claire Laffut); and Andy Warhol (Paul Spera).
|Theodore Pellerin, Daniel Bruhl and Arnaud Valois
|Sunnyi Melles, Jeanne Damas and Paul Spera will also star