Karl Lagerfeld, the astonishingly successful fashion designer who transformed a moribund Chanel into the world’s leading brand, freelanced across various labels and constantly reinvented himself, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was famously acid-tongued and given to hate-festes with people who displeased him. His long-time partner died of AIDs aged 38 though he said he never had sex with him, only with high class prostitutes. He created a mythology around himself with his pony tail, dark glasses and eye-catching black and white outfits – and Choupette his cat.
Born 10 September 1933 in Hamburg Germany, he had his Sun, Mercury and Neptune in Virgo, so was hard-working and creative, as well as nit-picky in his criticism. That was especially so given his Mars in vengeful Scorpio sat in sextile to his Virgo planets and in a hard-edged square to cool Saturn in Aquarius. He also had a controlling and innovative Cardinal T Square of Venus in elegant Libra opposition Uranus square Pluto in Cancer – overflowing with initiative, restless, constantly think about new ideas.
His creative 5th and 7th Harmonic were notable; as was his leaving-a-legacy 17H and superstar 22H.