Karl Lagerfeld To Receive Outstanding Achievement Award

Karl Lagerfeld is set to be honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2015 British Fashion Awards.

The Chanel creative director will be presented with the award during this year's ceremony which will be held at the London Coliseum on 23 November for his unrivalled contribution to the fashion industry.

Lagerfeld has remained a formidable force in the fashion industry for over fifty years and has taken the helm of numerous iconic houses - including Chloe and Fendi. He is most recognized for his work at Chanel with a tenure of over thirty years and transformed the classic French house into a global superbrand. His influence extends beyond the Atelier and he has helped launch numerous supermodel careers.

Chairman of the British Fashion Council, Natalie Massenet said in a statement: "Karl Lagerfeld defines outstanding. 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."

Previous winners of the Outstanding Achievement Award include: Anna Wintour OBE (2014), Terry and Tricia Jones (2013) and Manolo Blahnik CBE (2012).