Only last week, the announcement came that Karl Lagerfeld will be showing Chanel's pre SS17 line in Cuba
. This week, the self dubbed "fashion phenomenon" has been announced as the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award at this year's British Fashion Awards.
The 82-year-old creative director's fashion career has spanned over 50 years; Karl has spearheaded Fendi, Chloe, of course, Chanel.
"Karl Lagerfeld defines outstanding," says Natalie Massenet, Chairman of the British Fashion Council. "He is the champion of excellence, the master of the exceptional and one of the most iconic figures globally from our industry.
"His life's work for his own and so many extraordinary brands has written the language of fashion. He is the ultimate visionary and we celebrate not only the decades already passed but those yet to happen In Karl's hands the future of fashion will be an exceptional one."
The awards ceremony will be on Monday 23rd at the The Coliseum, London.
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