Daniel Brühl (“Calm on the Western Front,” “Captain America: Civil War”) will be Gaumont (“Lupin”) playing the role of the late fashion designer Karl Brühl in the now-anticipated Disney+ original series “Kaiser Karl.” I plan to star as Lagerfeld. We are producing. The show is currently filming in France, Monaco and Italy.
This six-part series chronicles the rise of Karl Lagerfeld through the world of 1970s Parisian high fashion. In 1972, 38-year-old Karl Lagerfeld aspired to become his designer of the most famous French fashion. At that time, Yves Saint Laurent reigned. Lagerfeld then became head of his designer and creative director of Chanel, Fendi, and his own label.
The series also explores Lagerfeld’s rivalry with Yves Saint Laurent’s partner Pierre Bergé and his love story with Jacques de Bascher.
The series depicts clan conflict and ego battles in the world of high fashion, as well as the epic parties and decadence, tragic love and friendship that marked Lagerfeld’s life. , The Odyssey and Zulu, renowned French director Jérôme Searle will be the “artistic mastermind” behind the series and will direct episodes 1, 2 and 3. 6, up-and-coming director Audrey Estrogo (“Authentik,” “Héroïnes”) will helm the remaining three.
Brühl, one of Germany’s biggest and most international stars, will headline the show as Jacques de Bascher alongside Theodor Pellerin (“It’s Only the End of the World”). Arnaud Valois as Yves Saint Laurent (BPM (Beat Per Minute)). Alex Lutz (“Guy”) as Pierre Berger. Gaby, the founder of his brand Chloe, who helped Lagerfeld rise to prominence Agnès Jaouie in his Agion role (“The Taste of Others”).
Introducing the queer subculture and the glamorous world of Parisian fashion, this premium series is the first dramatic series of a famous designer ever documented.
Pauline Dauvin, vice president of programming and production at Disney+ France, said the show “will bring together outstanding talent to create a unique viewing experience for the platform’s subscribers.”
Isabelle DeGeorges, who has credits such as “Lupin”, will executive produce Gaumont, and Arnaud de Crémier will executive produce Jules 1er.
As previously announced, “Kaiser Karl” will be featured on the soundtrack of Isaure Pisani-Ferry (“Ganglands,” “Vampires,” “Kaboul Kitchen”), Jennifer Have (“Unfaithful,” “The Red Band Society”), and Raphaëlle. Created and televised by Bakwe, author of the best-selling biography of the same name.
Pisani-Ferry serves as head writer for the series, co-writing all scripts with Dominic Beaumar (Gangland, The Bureau), Jennifer Hub and Natalie Hertzberg (Malatera, Farewell de Gaulle) Did. , good bye”).
“Kaiser Karl” highlights some of the biggest stars of the era, including Marlene Dietrich played by Sunny Meles (“The Triangle of Sorrows”). Paloma Picasso (Jeanne Damas, “Sincere”); Loulou de la Falaise (Claire Laffut, noted Belgian singer and artist); and Andy Warhol (Paul Spera, “Something in the Air”).
According to Disney+, “Kaiser Karl” will include over 2,200 extras, over 40 different sets, and about 3,000 costumes, 160 of which will be created from scratch.
Driven by the ambition of recreating the atmosphere of glamorous 1970s Paris, the artistic team included cinematographers Mélodie Preel (“In Treatment”) and Mahdi Lepart (“Grown Ups”) and costume designer Pascaline Chavanne (“ Officers and Spies”), and production designer Jean Labasse (“City of Lost Children”, “Vatel”) will be responsible for the set design of apartment re-creations, fashion shows and iconic party venues. couture house. Evgueni and Sacha Galperine (“Oussekine”) will create the original soundtrack.
A Lagerfeld biopic has also been made, with Jared Leto playing the designer.