Fashion Meets Drama in Hulu’s Becoming Karl Lagerfeld

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Published May 20, 2024

Daniel Brühl takes on the title role in Becoming Karl Lagerfeld.Pin
Daniel Brühl takes on the title role in Becoming Karl Lagerfeld. Photo: Hulu

The late Karl Lagerfeld is the latest fashion designer to make a leap to the small screen with Hulu’s new original series, Becoming Karl Lagerfeld. This much-anticipated series, starring Daniel Brühl as Lagerfeld, is an adaptation of the acclaimed novel Kaiser Karl by Raphaëlle Bacqué and brings to life the untold story of Lagerfeld’s rise to fame.

Becoming Karl Lagerfeld

Donning a velvet jacket, Daniel Brühl portrays Karl Lagerfeld in the new original series Becoming Karl Lagerfeld.Pin
Donning a velvet jacket, Daniel Brühl portrays Karl Lagerfeld in the new original series Becoming Karl Lagerfeld. Photo: Hulu

Spearheaded by French director Jérôme Salle, who helms episodes 1, 2, and 6, the series premieres on Hulu on Friday, June 7, 2024. Beginning in 1972, Becoming Karl Lagerfeld captures the essence of a vibrant and transformative era in fashion.

At 38, Karl Lagerfeld, portrayed by Daniel Brühl, is a rising ready-to-wear designer. The series follows his ambitious journey, fueled by a rivalry with Yves Saint Laurent, depicted by Arnaud Valois, backed by the influential Pierre Bergé, brought to life by Alex Lutz.

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Daniel Brühl as Karl Lagerfeld with Théodore Pellerin as Jacques de Bascher in Becoming Karl Lagerfeld. Photo: Hulu

Becoming Karl Lagerfeld explores Lagerfeld’s professional life and personal relationships, particularly his passionate and tumultuous affair with Jacques de Bascher, an ambitious young dandy played by Théodore Pellerin. Their relationship adds depth to the narrative, showcasing the complexities and passions that drove Lagerfeld.

Becoming Karl Lagerfeld is adapted from the book Kaiser Karl by Raphaëlle Bacqué.Pin
Becoming Karl Lagerfeld is adapted from the book Kaiser Karl by Raphaëlle Bacqué. Photo: Hulu

Set against the glamorous backdrops of Paris, Monaco, and Rome, Becoming Karl Lagerfeld whisks viewers away to the opulent world of 1970s fashion. With its lavish parties, vibrant styles, and clashing egos, this visually stunning series is a must-see for fashion aficionados and drama fans.

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Sporting Lagerfeld’s signature ponytail, Daniel Brühl portrays the late designer in Becoming Karl Lagerfeld. Photo: Hulu

As it premieres on June 7, 2024, audiences can expect a captivating story of ambition, rivalry, and passion, offering a fresh perspective on the legendary designer’s life before he became an icon.


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