Dandies through the centuries: Karl Lagerfeld

Dandies through the centuries: Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld has reached a level of disturbing dandyism in the maturity of his fashion career.

Weight loss and plastic surgery had to proclaim the convulsions of his fashion presence, but his mouth strongly reminded that of the elderly Coco Chanel, which resulted in a grimace over strictness and fashionable contempt.

But that's not all - Lagerfeld's dressing inspiration is a German dandy, Count Heinrich von Pückler-Muskau, who appeared everywhere with his Ethiopian concubine Mahbuba - something like Lagerfeld and his beloved cat Choupette.

The designer has borrowed from the count the high collars of his shirts, some decorative trumpery and even the hairstyle.

Lagerfeld, in the style of Beau Brummell, is very typical in his daily wear, as well as his nightwear, when he puts on a ground long white nightshirt made of poplin - the unchanging material for royal sleepwear.

I don't know if he puts on a bonnet and uses a chamber pot...

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Dandy is a writer and fashion critic. He is the perfect connoisseur of the Dandy style and the fashion ambassador of Be Global Fashion Network. He has his own column called "Fashion Police" in which he comments on the style of men.

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