Given his ability to take over just about every aspect of the industry, you can't really dispute it. He even photographed himself for the cover. Lagerfeld, who is already wearing his signature black frames, may also be the first of i-D's cover stars to double-cover his right eye, or to use what appears to be a cosmetics pad and masking tape to do it.
The Kaiser is just one of nine cover stars for this issue, all of which will be unveiled in coming weeks. Who else do you think is fashion royalty?