Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld Appears on the "Markus Lanz" Television Talk Show in Hamburg on March 11, 2011

Birth Name: Karl Otto Lagerfeld

Place of Birth: Hamburg, Germany

Date of Birth: 10 September, 1933

Ethnicity: German

Karl Lagerfeld is a German fashion designer, artist, and photographer. He is known for being a main designer and director of the fashion house Chanel, as well as the Italian house Fendi, and his own fashion label.

He is the son of Elisabeth (Bahlmann) and Otto Lagerfeld (Otto Christian Ludwig Lagerfeld), a businessperson. His father founded Lagerfeld & Co, which imported evaporated milk.

Karl has evidently said that he has Swedish ancestry. This is not correct.

Karl’s paternal grandfather was Tonnies Johann Otto Lagerfeld (the son of Adrian Peter Friedrich Lagerfeld and Johanna Therese Erika Friedlander Gorschy). Tonnies was born in Hamburg. Adrian was the son of Johann Hermann Lagerfeld and Antonetta Maria Elisabeth Thiel. Karl’s great-grandmother Johanna was the daughter of Johann Joseph Gorschy and Anna Margarethe Elizabeth Duver.

Karl’s paternal grandmother was Maria Wilhelmine Franziska Wiegele (the daughter of Ernst Wilhelm Wiegele and Elizabeth Caroline Maria Warncke).

Karl’s maternal grandfather was Heinrich Maria Karl Bahlmann (the son of Friedrich Wilhelm Bahlmann and Agnes Rath). Heinrich, known as Karl Bahlmann, was a Catholic Centre Party local politician.

Karl’s maternal grandmother was named Emilie Drecker.

Source: Genealogy of Karl Lagerfeld – https://www.geni.com

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5 Responses

  1. neiltennant says:

    piece of s–t

  2. neiltennant says:

    i always wondered what his ethnicity would be !

    he does not look german

    as a young man he was very hairy(black hairs) and had black hair on his head with brown eyes

  3. andrew says:

    Lagerfeld sounds Jewish

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