Long before Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner became his muses and long before he began posing with his cat, Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld, arguably one of the most influential fashion designers in existence, was captured on camera. The moment was very early in his reign at Chanel, during the finale of his very first show, to be specific.
We first spotted the picture, dated 1983, in Harper’s Bazaar’s photo history of the house of Chanel, and the throwback image of Lagerfeld is so incredibly handsome that we had to share. Keep scrolling to see a young Karl Lagerfeld following his design debut at Chanel.
Do you recognize Karl Lagerfeld in this vintage photo? Sound off in the comments!
Opening Image: Getty Bertrand/Rindoff Petroff