In an interview with French magazine Paris Match, Lagerfeld stated he was born in 1935 but that his mother changed his date of birth on the official documentation resulting in the confusion.
“My mother changed the date. It was easier to make a 3 or an 8. I found this out after her death and I don’t know why she did it”, he said.
Lagerfeld’s Wikipedia page now states that he was born on September 10, 1935.
Karl Lagerfeld confirmed his real age
After he threw a 70th birthday party in 2008 and a 79th four years later, the legendary German couturier says he is in fact 77.