How to watch Becoming Karl Lagerfeld –whole season available now

Daniel Brühl as Karl Lagerfeld in Becoming Karl Largerfeld
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Becoming Karl Lagerfeld is a six-part French TV show following the rise of, yes, you guessed it, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld in the 1970s. Daniel Brühl stars in the titular role with all episodes available on Hulu in the US and Disney Plus elsewhere. Find out exactly how to watch Becoming Karl Lagerfeld online for free in the US with a Hulu 30-day free trial.

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Released: Friday, June 7
US streaming: Hulu
ROW streaming: Disney Plus

Becoming Karl Lagerfeld charts the designer's rise to fame in the 1970s, preceding Largerfeld becoming one of the most iconic names in high-end fashion and joining Chanel in 1982. The show covers his time at Chloé and Fendi, when he was still looking to make his mark on the scene, over a decade before his creation of the classic "CC" logo and Chanel's revamped ready-to-wear collections. 

Becoming Karl Lagerfeld focuses on 38-year-old Lagerfeld (Brühl) when he first meets Jacques de Bascher, portrayed by Théodore Pellerin, a man Lagerfeld denied having an intimate relationship with, though their 18 years together is often reported. 

Meeting the dandy unlocks a fierce competitor in Lagerfeld, who decides to go up against his friend and haute couture phenomenon Yves Saint Laurent and YSL's co-founder, Pierre Bergé. Set at a turning point in Lagerfeld's career, Becoming Karl Lagerfeld promises to be a glamorous, extravagant and passionate picture of the "fashion Kaiser".

Also starring Arnaud Valois as Yves Saint Laurent and Alex Lutz as Bergé, read on for details of how to watch Becoming Karl Lagerfeld online where you are, including an option to subscribe to the Disney Plus bundle, the best deal for US viewers.


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Watch Becoming Karl Lagerfeld in the US

HuluFriday, June 7

All six episodes of Becoming Karl Lagerfeld dropped on Hulu in the US on Friday, June 7 and can be streamed right now. 

Hulu pricing starts with the basic (with ads) plan for only $7.99 a month. Forego ads and pay $17.99 a month. New users get a 30-day Hulu free trial, and you can cancel at any time without paying any fees.

Better still, Hulu is available to watch on an enormous range of devices, among them Android, iOS, Apple TV, Chromecast, Echo Show, Fire TV, Roku and games consoles.

Watch Becoming Karl Lagerfeld with the Disney Bundle

Watch Becoming Karl Lagerfeld | Disney Bundle

Watch Becoming Karl Lagerfeld | Disney Bundle
There are a number of Disney Plus bundle packages to choose from, starting from $9.99 a month for Duo Basic, which gets you Disney Plus and Hulu with ads. You can also upgrade to the Trio Basic or Premium plan to throw in ESPN Plus, starting from $14.99 a month.

Watch Becoming Karl Lagerfeld worldwide

How to watch Becoming Karl Lagerfeld online in UK, Canada, Australia and worldwide

Friday, June 7

Those in the UK, Canada, Australia, and elsewhere else won't have to wait to watch Becoming Karl Lagerfeld. The six part series dropped on Disney Plus in markets outside of the United States on Friday, June 7, with the whole season available to stream now. 

Rates start from £4.99/CA$7.99/AU$13.99 a month, with Disney Plus prices and plans varying across markets.

In addition to being the exclusive home of Disney’s huge back catalog, Disney Plus also offers plenty of more gritty entertainment for adults, including The Bear, Abbott Elementary, Welcome to Wrexham, and more, as well as giving you full access to the entire Marvel and Star Wars canons, plus all things Pixar and National Geographic.

Becoming Karl Lagerfeld trailer, cast and release schedule

Becoming Karl Lagerfeld cast

  • Daniel Brühl as Karl Lagerfeld
  • Théodore Pellerin as Jacques de Bascher
  • Arnaud Valois as Yves Saint Laurent
  • Alex Lutz as Pierre Bergé
  • Agnès Jaoui as Gaby Aghion
  • Sunnyi Melles as Marlene Dietrich
  • Théodora Breux as Anita Briey
  • Jeanne Damas as Paloma Picasso
  • Claire Laffut as Loulou de la Falaise
  • Paul Spera as Andy Warhol
  • Carmen Giardina as Anna Piaggi
  • Féodor Atkine as Antony de Bascher
  • Caroline Archambault as Armelle de Bascher
  • Victoire Du Bois as Anne de Bascher
  • Lisa Kreuzer as Elisabeth Lagerfeld
  • Anouk Féral as Rosemarie Le Gallais
  • Julia Faure as Francine Crescent
  • Clara Bretheau as Diane de Beauvau-Craon
  • Geoffrey Carlassare as Geoffrey le majordome

Becoming Karl Lagerfeld release schedule

All six episodes of Becoming Karl Lagerfeld were released at the same time on Friday, June 7, 2024.

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