Edward Enninful says it was "mesmerising" to watch the late Karl Lagerfeld "work" because his attention to detail with his clothes was second to none.
The 47-year-old British Vogue editor-in-chief has opened up about his relationship with the late Chanel creative director - who passed away in February this year at the age of 85 - and revealed that he was always in awe of the legendary designer because he "would see" every detail in his clothes with his "encyclopaedic mind".
He said: "It was mesmerising to watch Karl work. His eye for detail was second to none; he would see everything. He was razor-sharp when it came to proportion, shape, texture, colour, detail - if a button on a cuff wasn't right, then he would see it, when no one else would.
"Karl had an encyclopaedic mind; I would nod along, but would often have to go and research who the hell he was talking about - and it didn't help that he used to talk so quickly, it was almost impossible to keep up with him."
And Enninful insisted he always felt that he learnt something from Karl because he lasted so long in the fashion industry.