Today, the BFC announced that Karl Lagerfeld will be the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award at this year’s British Fashion Awards on the 23rd November 2015. The designer will be honored at the ceremony, which will take place at London’s grand Coliseum, for his unrivaled contribution to the fashion industry. Karl is best known for his work as creative director for the House of Chanel.
It is his work at Chanel for which he is most recognized. A tenure of over thirty years has seen Lagerfeld’s unique vision transform the classic French house into a global super-brand.
A vision that extends beyond the atelier, Lagerfeld’s influence has helped launch numerous supermodel careers, has redefined fashion advertising and laid down the blueprint of how to revive a fashion brand – revolutionizing the industry in the process.
Natalie Massenet MBE commented:
“Karl Lagerfeld defines outstanding. He is the champion of excellence, the master of the exceptional and one of the most iconic figures globally from our industry. His life’s work for his own and so many extraordinary brands has written the language of fashion. He is the ultimate visionary and we celebrate not only the decades already passed but those yet to happen. In Karl’s hands the future of fashion will be an exceptional one.”
Previous winners of the Outstanding Achievement Award include: Anna Wintour OBE (2014), Terry and Tricia Jones (2013) and Manolo Blahnik CBE (2012).
The British Fashion Awards 2015
Monday, 23rd November 2015
The London Coliseum
St. Martin’s Lane
London WC2N 4ES