Becoming Karl Lagerfeld: a Disney series about the legendary designer

Daniel Brühl plays Karl Lagerfeld in the new series

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Disney+ presents the new six-part series "Becoming Karl Lagerfeld" in which Daniel Brühl brings to life one of the most iconic fashion designers of all time. The series explores Lagerfeld's career, personal life and complex personality, reflecting his unwavering commitment to fashion and creativity.

The series "Becoming Karl Lagerfeld" takes us into the life of the famous designer, whose work has forever marked the fashion industry. Daniel Brühl, the renowned German-Spanish actor, takes on the role of Lagerfeld and with his convincing performance brings an intimate insight into the life of a man who was as mysterious as he was iconic.

The central part of the series is based on the biography "Kaiser Karl" by Raphaëlle Bacqué, which meticulously documents Lagerfeld's life. Brühl did extensive research for the role, meeting people who knew Lagerfeld and learning fashion techniques, which allowed him to play the role with all the necessary precision and respect.

The series focuses on key moments in Lagerfeld's career, including his leadership of Chloé and Chanel and his complex relationships with colleagues such as Yves Saint Laurent and Jacques de Bascher. Viewers will also witness his relationship with Marlene Dietrich, when he promised that she would edit the edition of French Vogue in his creations.

The costume design of the series, which is credited to Pascaline Chavanne, accurately reflects Lagerfeld's recognizable style. Brühl admits that wearing Lagerfeld's extravagant clothes was a challenge at first, but eventually he felt proud and dignified in them.

“Becoming Karl Lagerfeld” also explores the inner struggles the designer faced, including his struggles with body image. One of the key scenes shows Lagerfeld wearing a corset, symbolizing his desire for control and perfection.

The series offers a fascinating insight into the life and work of one of the greatest fashion geniuses of our time, highlighting how Lagerfeld has managed to remain relevant and innovative over the decades. For all fashion lovers and those interested in the complex personality of Karl Lagerfeld, this series is a must watch.

“Becoming Karl Lagerfeld” is now available on Disney+.

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