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Becoming Karl Lagerfeld Trailer Released by Hulu

Hulu has released the official trailer for the upcoming drama Becoming Karl Lagerfeld, which stars Daniel Brühl as the iconic couturier. The series will premiere with all six episodes on Friday, June 7, on Hulu in the U.S. and Disney+ internationally.

In 1972, Karl Lagerfeld (Daniel Brühl) was 38 and not yet wearing his iconic hairstyle. He was a ready-to-wear designer unknown to the general public.

Becoming Karl Lagerfeld Trailer Released by Hulu

While he meets and falls in love with the sultry Jacques de Bascher (Théodore Pellerin), an ambitious and troubling young dandy, the most mysterious of fashion designers dares to take on his friend (and rival) Yves Saint Laurent (Arnaud Valois), a genius of haute couture backed by the redoubtable businessman Pierre Bergé (Alex Lutz).

Becoming Karl Lagerfeld plunges us into the heart of the ’70s, in Paris, Monaco, and Rome, to follow the formidable blossoming of this complex and iconic personality of Parisian couture, already driven by the ambition to become the Emperor of fashion. Between glamour and clashes of egos, grandiose parties, and destructive passions, discover the story of Karl before Lagerfeld.

A story told for the first time on screen and adapted from the bestseller Kaiser Karl by Raphaëlle Bacqué (published by Albin Michel) that brings together a star-studded cast. The series stars Daniel Brühl (Nothing New in the West, Captain America: Civil War, Rush, Inglourious Basterds, Good Bye, Lenin!) as the couturier.

The cast also includes Théodore Pellerin (Continental Draft (South), Solo, Franklin, Beau is Afraid) as Jacques de Bascher and Arnaud Valois (120 BPM, Good Grief, The Girl on the Train, My Best Part, Spring Blossom) as Yves Saint Laurent.

Alex Lutz (Vortex, Guy, Romantique, Baron noir, Strangers by Night) plays Pierre Bergé, and Agnès Jaoui (À l’Ombre des filles, En Thérapie, The Sweet Escape, The Taste of Others) plays Gabrielle Aghion, the founder of the Chloé fashion house who made a major contribution to his fame.

Jérôme Salle (Kompromat, Totems, The Odyssey, Zulu, Anthony Zimmer) is directing episodes 1, 2, and 6 of the Hulu series. He is also the executive producer with Jour Premier producer Arnaud de Crémiers.

Episodes 3, 4, and 5 are directed by Audrey Estrougo (Everything’s Fine, Suprêmes). Isaure Pisani-Ferry (Ganglands, Vampires, Kaboul Kitchen) is the creator of the series, with Jennifer Have (Unfaithful, The Red Band Society) and Raphaëlle Bacqué. Isaure Pisani-Ferry is also the series’ lead writer, co-writing all episodes with Dominique Baumard (Le Jeune imam, Ganglands, The Bureau), Jennifer Have, and Nathalie Hertzberg (The Goldman Case).

Becoming Karl Lagerfeld was born under the impulse of Christophe Riandee, vice CEO of Sidonie Dumas’s production company. Isabelle Degeorges for Gaumont and Arnaud de Crémiers for Jour Premier produced the series.