Karl Lagerfeld: Chanel's most memorable runway sets curated by the late designer

From a replica of the Eiffel Tower to a set design decorated with icebergs, take a look back at Karl Lagerfeld's most memorable Chanel catwalks

Sabrina Barr
Tuesday 10 September 2019 08:15
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On Tuesday 19 February, it was announced that Chanel creative director and fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld had passed away.

Having been at the helm of the luxury French fashion house for more than three decades, Lagerfeld oversaw the brand as it put on some of the most unforgettable catwalk shows the fashion industry has ever seen.

In 2010, Lagerfeld had his models walk among icebergs in a Winter Wonderland-inspired show.

A year later, the German fashion designer had an eight-tonne golden lion created by production designer Stefan Lubrina placed at the centre of Chanel's catwalk at Paris Fashion Week, perhaps to symbolise the label's sartorial majesty.

From a scale-model replica of the Eiffel Tower to a beach in Paris' Grand Palais, take a look at Chanel's most memorable runway settings under the leadership of Karl Lagerfeld:

Following the news of Lagerfeld's death, Chanel announced that his "right hand woman" Virginie Viard would be replacing him as creative director of the brand.

Viard has worked alongside Lagerfeld for more than three decades, first joining Chanel in 1987 as an intern.

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