Karl Lagerfeld is iconic for two reasons: for being the creative force behind Chanel, Fendi and his eponymous brand… and for wearing almost the same exact outfit everywhere he goes. In fact, Lagerfeld’s look is so recognizable that you’d likely recognize him even if you didn’t know who he was. He’s always seen in a black suit (with various black jackets), a white button-down shirt, black gloves, and black sunglasses.
Lagerfeld, however, is always careful to say he doesn’t wear the same thing everywhere. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, he explained the slight differences in his look, saying, “people think I wear the same thing every day, but in fact it’s never the same thing.” He talked about the differences between two jackets he frequently sports: he insists that, although both are Dior, you can tell they’re very different styles if you give them a closer look. He also has five duplicates of one of those jackets. Surprisingly enough, he added, “My dressing room is so full that I can only wear what I see on top of all of the racks.”