7. Karl Lagerfeld
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Fashion maestro Karl Lagerfeld begun from humble roots. A German native, he chased his dream to become a fashion mogul by first working as an assistant for Pierre Balmain in 1955.
From the lush streets of Paris, Karl rose to become the artistic director for international brands such as Fendi and Chanel until his untimely death on February 19, 2019.
He died at the age of 85 years.