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Karl Lagerfeld will be the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement accolade at the 2015 British Fashion Awards, thanks to his ‘unrivalled contribution to the fashion industry’.

“Karl Lagerfeld defines outstanding,” says Natalie Massenet MBE. “He is the champion of excellence, the master of the exceptional and one of the most iconic figures globally from our industry. His life’s work for his own and so many extraordinary brands has written the language of fashion. He is the ultimate visionary and we celebrate not only the decades already passed but those yet to happen. In Karl’s hands the future of fashion will be an exceptional one.”

The Chanel creative director will be presented with his award during this year’s ceremony at the London Coliseum on November 23.

“For over 50 years Karl Lagerfeld has remained a formidable force in the fashion industry and has taken the helm of numerous iconic houses—including Chloé and Fendi,” stated a release from the British Fashion Council. “His eye for detail has proved transferable, juggling successful careers as photographer, publisher and art director alongside his numerous design undertakings.”

From: HarpersBazaar.co.uk