Disney+ has designs on Becoming Karl Lagerfield

Disney+ has designs on Becoming Karl Lagerfield

By Michael Pickard
April 25, 2024

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TRAILER: Daniel Brühl plays the titular German fashion icon in Disney+ drama Becoming Karl Lagerfeld, a series charting friendships, rivalries, betrayals and passions in 1970s Paris.

Debuting on the streamer on June 7 in the UK and on Hulu in the US, the story opens in 1972 when Lagerfeld is 38 and not yet wearing his trademark hairstyle. He is a ready-to-wear designer, unknown to the general public. While he meets and falls in love with the sultry Jacques de Bascher (Théodore Pellerin), an ambitious and troubling young dandy, the most mysterious of fashion designers dares to take on his friend (and rival) Yves Saint Laurent (Arnaud Valois), a genius of haute couture backed by the redoubtable businessman Pierre Bergé (Alex Lutz).

Based on the novel Kaiser Karl by Raphaëlle Bacqué, the cast also includes Agnès Jaoui as Gabrielle Aghion, the founder of the Chloé fashion house who made a major contribution to his fame.

Jérôme Salle (Kompromat, Totems) directs episodes 1, 2 and 6. He is also an executive producer with Jour Premier producer Arnaud de Crémiers.

Episodes 3, 4 and 5 are directed by Audrey Estrougo (Everything’s Fine, Suprêmes).

Isaure Pisani-Ferry (Ganglands) is the creator of the series, with Jennifer Have (Unfaithful) and Raphaëlle Bacqué. Pisani-Ferry is also the series’ lead writer, co-writing all episodes with Dominique Baumard (Le Jeune imam), Jennifer Have and Nathalie Hertzberg (The Goldman Case). The series is produced by Gaumont and Jour Premier.

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