Very close to Karl Lagerfeld swept away by prostate cancer, Charlotte Casiraghi, the daughter of the Princess of Caroline of Monaco, would have discovered a shameful secret about him.
Its nature is revealed in the last Paris Match, which reported the confidences of its biographer Marie Ottavi, who reveals a “shameful” secret. The late artistic director of Maison Chanel, was close to the main family of Monaco, and had attended the birth of Charlotte Casiraghi.
He had also welcomed the wife of producer Dimitri Rassam in his residence in Biarritz where he had introduced very rare books on philosophy. The secret in question is that of his date of birth.
If the Kaiser hid it, it’s for a reason finally determined.
“We believed for a long time that he claimed to have been born in 1938 and not in 1933,
his real date of birth, out of coquetry. False ”, reports the magazine Paris Match, specifying that the information was unearthed by the investigator Alfons Kaiser in a book published last year.
“Both of Lagerfeld’s parents had joined the Nazi Party. A photograph taken in 1938 shows Karl in shorts looking at a flag marked with a swastika raised in the garden of his house. The war was not so far away, so vaporous, ”says the weekly.
“I didn’t know when I questioned him, I think he was terribly ashamed of it. Karl hid it because he knew how to work the media, one would have reshuffled his ears about it, “analyzed the biographer.
“Karl”, by Marieottavi, ed. Robert Laffont,
680 pages, 22.90 euros