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Karl Lagerfeld's first year at Chanel

In 1983 Karl Lagerfeld joined Chanel as its chief artistic director fashion designer. A year later March 5, 1984 he finishes his new Haute Couture collection in the Chanel studio on rue Cambon in Paris. This Autumn Winter collection will be shown three weeks later. Chanel was on the brink of total financial loss, but Lagerfeld succeeded to bring the company back to life. An atmosphere of creative work prevails in the studio as his team puts the final touches for the coming runway show. Karl Lagerfeld in front of his sketches. (Photo by John van Hasselt/Sygma via Getty Images)
Karl Lagerfeld's first year at Chanel
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