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Report: Designer Karl Lagerfeld’s Hedonistic Life Heading To, Of All Places, Disney Plus

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Disney, home of Mickey Mouse and Baby Yoda, is welcoming a new character to its platform: late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.

In keeping with Disney traditions, Lagerfeld once said: “I am no longer human. I am an abstraction. I am both the puppet and the puppeteer. And that’s how I like it. I have little to do with earthly problems.” Lagerfeld once told a reporter: “I was once a mere mortal like you… I no longer feel like a human being.”

So this should be fun. Variety reports that the six part Disney Plus series will take place in the hedonistic 70s, with plenty of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Esteemed German actor Daniel Bruhl will play Karl with his sunglass shields intact.

Lagerfeld and Disney have a history. Just a few weeks ago Disney announced they were using a drawing of Donald Duck made by the designer to brand their 100th anniversary. The merch can be found at Karl.com.

Variety says:” A showcase of queer subculture and the glamorous Parisian world of fashion, the upcoming premium series will mark the first dramatic series on the famed designer, who has previously been the subject of documentaries.” The series “will also explore the rivalry between Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent’s partner Pierre Berge, as well as his love story with Jacques de Bascher.”

The premiere party will be held at Governor Ron DeSantis’s home sometime in the future.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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