WATCH: Karl Lagerfeld’s Final Collections for Chanel [VIDEOS]

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Getty German designer Karl Lagerfeld poses on the runway during the Chanel Metiers D'Art 2018/19 Show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 04, 2018 in New York City

Designing since the 1950s, Karl Lagerfeld’s collections with Balmain and for Chloe, Fendi, and Chanel, among myriad others, are uncontestedly among the most iconic of couture and prêt-à-por​ter (ready-to-wear) fashions from the 20th and 21st centuries.

The shows for his 2018-2019 seasonal collections, which include fall/winter and spring/summer, as well as the 2018/2019 Crusie collection and the Chanel Paris-New York 2018/19 Métiers d’art Show are themselves performance art. Lagerfeld was also a film director and produced a number of short, and well-received, films for Chanel over the past decade.

Here are his last collections:


The Chanel Fall-Winter 2018/19 Ready-to-Wear Show

The Fall-Winter 2018/19 Ready-to-Wear Show — CHANELAll the looks from the Fall-Winter 2018/19 show, presented by Karl Lagerfeld at the Grand Palais in Paris on March 6th, 2018. See more about the collection on chanel.com/-YT_FW18-19_RTW Soundtrack: The Liminanas « Dimanche (Feat Bertrand Belin) » Courtesy of Because Music/Because Editions / Wagram Publishing The Liminanas « Ouverture » Courtesy of Because Music/ Because Editions / Downtown Music Publishing A.R Kane « Love from Outer Space » Courtesy of Luaka Bop The Liminanas « Istanbul Is Sleepy (Feat Anton Newcombe)” Courtesy of Because Music/ Because Editions / Downtown Music Publishing Erol Alkan : A Hold On Love Courtesy of Phantasy Sounds / Bucks Music Group2018-03-07T11:25:06.000Z

All the looks from the Fall-Winter 2018/19 show, presented by Karl Lagerfeld at the Grand Palais in Paris on March 6th, 2018. See more here.


The Chanel Spring-Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear Show

The Spring-Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear Show — CHANELSee all the looks from Karl Lagerfeld’s seaside-inspired Spring-Summer 2019 collection, presented at the Grand Palais in Paris. More on https://www.chanel.com/-YT_SS19_RTW Soundtracks — Johnny Jewel : Reach For the Beach (Synthgulls & Ocean) – Courtesy Of Italians Do It Better – Glass Candy : Naked City – Courtesy Of Italians Do It Better – Desire : Lately (Instrumental demo) – Courtesy Of Italians Do It Better – Niagara : L’Amour à La Plage – Courtesy of Universal Music / Universal Music Publishing – Desire : Tears From Heaven – Courtesy Of Italians Do It Better2018-10-03T10:22:44.000Z

Karl Lagerfeld’s seaside-inspired Spring-Summer 2019 collection was presented at the Grand Palais in Paris. See more here.


The Chanel ‘Cruise’ 2018/19 Show

The Cruise 2018/19 Show — CHANELAll the looks from the Cruise 2018/19 show, presented by Karl Lagerfeld at the Grand Palais in Paris on May 3rd, 2018. More about the collection on https://www.chanel.com/-YT_Cruise18-19_RTW Soundtrack: – Frankie Knuckles : The Whistle Song Courtesy of Fat Fox Music ltd / Universal Music – Paula Moore : Valparaiso Courtesy of Zagora / Premiere Music Group – Pino D’Angio : Ma Quale Idea Courtesy of Peermusic France / Crisler Music Publishing Srl – My Mine : Hypnotic Tango (instrumental) Courtesy of Abramo Allione Edizioni Musicali Srl / Universal Music Publishing – CeCe Peniston : Finally (Choice 12" edit) Courtesy of Universal Music / Universal Music Publishing – Pet Shop Boys : Go West Courtesy of Warner Music / Scorpio Music2018-05-04T17:56:47.000Z

The Cruise 2018/19 show by Karl Lagerfeld at the Grand Palais in Paris on May 3rd, 2018. See more here.


The Chanel Spring-Summer 2019 Haute Couture Show

The Spring-Summer 2019 Haute Couture Show — CHANELAll the looks from the Haute Couture collection, presented by Karl Lagerfeld for Spring-Summer 2019 at the Grand Palais in Paris. Watch the show in full on http://www.chanel.com/-YT_HC_show_SS19 Soundtracks Armando Trovaioli : Dramma della Gelosia (Armando Trovaioli) Courtesy of Sony ATV Music Publishing France Mina : Parole Parole (Gianni Ferio / Leo Chiosso/Giancarlo Del Re) (c) 1972 – EDIZIONI CURCI SRL / MUSIC UNION SRL, Milan (Italie) Courtesy of Curci France / Warner Music France Piero Umiliani : Cinque Bambole (versione coro) (c) 1971 Edizioni Musicali Bixio Courtesy of Cinevox Record S.p.A2019-01-23T17:03:30.000Z

The looks from the Haute Couture collection, presented by Karl Lagerfeld for Spring-Summer 2019 at the Grand Palais in Paris. See more here.


His Very Last, the 2018/19 Métiers d’art Show

The Paris-New York 2018/19 Métiers d’art Show — CHANELSee the Paris New-York 2018/19 Métiers d’art show, presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York earlier this week. More on https://www.chanel.com/-YT_MDA18-19_NYC Soundtracks : – The Egyptian Lover « Egypt Egypt » Lyrics and music by Greg Broussard © Embassy Music Co et Tpyge Music admin. by Embassy Music Co. Courtesy of Campbell Connelly France – Black Merlin : Feeling Colour Courtesy of Island of The Gods – Planning To Rock : Much Too Touch Courtesy of Human Level under exclusive licence to DFA/[PIAS] / Domino Publishing Co Limited – upsammy: Vacate Or Annihilate Courtesy of Whities / upsammy – Planning To Rock : Somethings More Painful Than Others Courtesy of Human Level under exclusive licence to DFA/[PIAS] / Domino Publishing Co Limited2018-12-06T09:52:30.000Z

The Paris New-York 2018/19 Métiers d’art show, presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in December of 2018. See more here.

German designer Karl Lagerfeld (L) walks the runway during the Chanel Metiers D’Art 2018/19 Show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

The Métiers d’art show in Hamburg, however, was a return home for the iconic designer.

“Maybe one of his happiest moments in the recent past of a long and highly decorated career. Karl Lagerfeld taking his bow in the Elbphilharmonie after his Metiers d‘Art show. Hamburg being his hometown …”