Disney to launch series on fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld

The production “Kaiser Karl” will consist of six episodes that will be shot in France and produced by the French company Gaumont.






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“Kaiser Karl” will delve into the world of Lagerfeld and his character who, despite reaching immense popularity, painstakingly cultivated mystery in many areas of his life, Disney explained. / AFP

“Kaiser Karl” will delve into the world of Lagerfeld and his character who, despite reaching immense popularity, painstakingly cultivated mystery in many areas of his life, Disney explained. / AFP (BERTRAND GUAY /)

Disney announced on Tuesday the production of “Kaiser Karl”, a series about the iconic and enigmatic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (1933-2019), based on this character’s journey to become the successor to the iconic Coco Chanel.

It is the first drama series focused on this figure of fashion of German origin, but with a French heart. Their storyline dates back to the summer of 1972, a year before the death of the most successful French designer, Coco Chanel, the platform reported.

“Kaiser Karl” will delve into the world of Lagerfeld and his character who, despite reaching immense popularity, painstakingly cultivated mystery in many areas of his life, Disney explained.

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This series “will shed light on the luxury fashion houses of the 70s” and will also learn “how Lagerfeld built a unique personal brand that was sometimes controversial in a world where appearances are everything,” he explained.

The play will premiere on the Disney + platform, said Jan Koeppen, President of The Walt Disney Company EMEA, during the Series Mania festival, which is held in Lille, France and brings together European policy makers and main leaders of the audiovisual industry. international.

“‘Kaiser Karl’ perfectly represents the kind of stories we want to tell,” said Koeppen, who opined that Lagerfeld’s life has not been told as it deserves.

The series will consist of six episodes that will be shot in France and that will be produced by the Gaumont company, responsible for the creation of “Lupine” (2021), which managed to become one of the ten most watched contents on Netflix in many countries after its launch. .

“Kaiser Karl” is based on the eponymous book by French writer and journalist Raphaëlle Bacqué, who joins the creative team alongside other female screenwriters of the moment, such as Isaure Pisani-Ferry and Jennifer Have.

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