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Tim Blanks on Karl Lagerfeld’s Lasting Impact at Chanel



It goes without saying that everyone loves Chanel. The numbers alone prove it: Season after season, Chanel is the number one most-viewed show on But few really know Chanel’s history beyond Coco’s “little black dress” and white camellias. We can thank Karl Lagerfeld for the brand’s incredible staying power, and in this week’s Throwback Thursdays video, Tim Blanks revisits the Kaiser’s first collections for the storied house. To this day, Lagerfeld tirelessly brings Chanel’s codes into the future; he is always thinking about the new and now. Blanks refers to Lagerfeld as “fashion’s superhero,” and we can’t say we’ve heard a better comparison. Watch the full video here.

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