Becoming Karl Lagerfeld

Last Updated on: March 16th, 2024

Becoming Karl Lagerfeld disney plusKaiser Karl is a series about the enigmatic and larger-than-life fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. It

represents the first time a dramatic series will be made focused on this iconic figure. The story begins during the summer of 1972 and traces Lagerfeld’s quest to become successor of Coco Chanel, who died the year prior, and the most successful French couturier at a time when Yves Saint Laurent was the biggest fashion personality. The rivalry between Lagerfeld and Pierre Bergé (Yves Saint Laurent’s partner) as well as Lagerfeld’s love story with Jacques de Bascher will also be central to the series.

More than a period piece, Kaiser Karl will delve into Lagerfeld’s world and his personality — a character who, while quite famous, cultivated and maintained an air of intense mystery. It will shine a light on the high-end fashion houses of the 70s as well as how Lagerfeld built his unique and sometimes controversial personal brand in a world where appearances are everything.

Additional Details:

  • Year of Debut: 2024
  • Type of Series: Live-Action
  • TV Channel/Platform: Disney+
  • IMDB Link


  • Daniel Bruhl: Karl Lagerfeld
  • Arnaud Valois: Yves Saint Laurent
  • Alex Lutz: Pierre Bergé
  • Théodore Pellerin: Jacques de Bascher
  • Agnès Jaoui: Gaby Aghion


  • Producers: Gaumont and Jour Premier

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