Daniel Bruhl as Karl Lagerfeld in Disney+ series ‘Kaiser Karl’ – The Hollywood Reporter
Start dressing Daniel Brühl with a pair of large black sunglasses and a ponytail. The German star has signed on to play the late fashion designer and style icon, Karl Lagerfeld in the new Disney+ series, Kaiser Karl, Disney announced on Thursday.
Brühl, the most recent appearance of Edward Berger .’s nine Academy Award nominations All is quiet on the Western front for Netflix, will play the young Lagerfeld in a series that follows his rise in the French fashion world in the early 1970s.
Arnaud Valois (BPM (beats per minute)) and Alex Lutz (Eddy) will play Lagerfeld’s fashion rivals Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, along with Quebec actor Théodore Pellerin (Never Rarely Sometimes Always) plays Jacques de Bascher, Largerfeld’s love interest. Agnes Jaoui (Singing Prison Birds) as Gaby Aghion, the founder of fashion brand Chloé, one of the first to recognize Lagerfeld’s talent.
Gaumont and Jour Premier are producing a six-part series for Disney+ France. Jérôme Salle (Totem) and Audrey Estrougo (coming Disney+ series Tout and the sea) will direct.
Kaiser Karl Based on the biography of the same name by fashion designer Raphaëlle Bacqué. Bacqué adapted the book for the screen with Isaure Pisani-Ferry (Kaboul’s kitchen) and Jennifer Yes (Red Band Association). Pisani-Ferry is the series’ lead writer and co-wrote all the scripts with Have, Dominique Baumard (Office) and Nathalie Hertzberg (Farewell, De Gaulle, Farewell).
The film is currently being shot in France, Monaco and Italy.
The German-born Lagerfeld has been a feature of the fashion world for decades with his signature white hair, black sunglasses and high, stiff collar. He is arguably most famous for his period as the creative director of French fashion house Chanel, a position he held from 1983 until his death in 2019. He was also the creative director of the fashion house. Fendi Italian leather and fur, and has its own company. , of the same name, fashion brand.