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– Harald Glööckler is one of the most dazzling figures in the world.

– Gina Lollobrigida has called him a “volcano full of ideas.”

– Brigitte Nielsen bezeichnet ihn als einen “Ausnahmekünstler mit einem riesengroßen Herz.”

– He has been described as an exceptional artist with a tremendous heart by Brigitte Nielsen.

– He has been described as an exceptional artist with a tremendous heart by Brigitte Nielsen.

– He is the “modern Liberace” for Dita von Teese.

– Harald Glööckler is a fashion designer and the man that is said to be the answer to Gianni Versace. Or that he will become the successor to Karl Lagerfeld. He creates fashion like Vivienne Westwood did at her best and most creative of times. Like Coco Chanel on LSD. (Quote: FAZ)

– Harald Glööckler is “Neuschwanstein personified”. (Quote: Süddeutsche Zeitung)

– Harald Glööckler himself sees all this a bit more differentiated.
“I am Harald Glööckler – nothing more and nothing less, that has to be enough”!z-close

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Even as a child, I knew that the only way to get ahead was through hard work and strong, goal-oriented determination. And I wanted to go to the very front of the pack; I was not interested in a piece of the pie – I wanted the whole bakery! My childhood was anything but perfect, and yet, looking back on it now, it provided me with the best preparation for my life. My father’s aggression and brutality towards my mother dominated everyday life and shaped my childhood. I was a very quiet, watchful child and studied the adult world down to the smallest detail. It was all about money. Whoever had money was respected and possessed power. I also had the feeling that everyone seemed intent on pursuing their own personal advantage. No matter whether farmer, butcher, manufacturer or pastor. Everyone tried to prevail with his or her own views.

What particularly noticed was the fear-mongering. If you don’t play by our rules, if you don’t do what we tell you, we’ll punish you, and then you won’t be one of us any more. I didn’t want to belong in the first place. I didn’t want to toe the line; I didn’t care what people thought about me. I wanted to live, live my life. At the age of six, I decided to change things, to do things differently. My world would be a better world, and I wanted to create a beautiful world. In my world, every woman would be able to feel like a princess. My world should consist of beauty and love. Not of greed, oppression and prejudice. When I was seven years old, my mother and I visited a friend of hers who lived in a villa. The most wonderful paintings you could imagine were hanging on the walls there. The most precious carpets and furniture. Yes, that was the world that I liked. That was the way it should be. At once I began devouring all of the books and films I could get my hands on. I was particularly impressed by the Rococo era and the old Hollywood movies.

That’s when I laid the foundation for my career. I attended school, learned a trade and then started my own business at the first opportunity. No, I did not go to university! What should I have studied there?! There was no degree programme entitled ‘How to create the world of Harald Glööckler’!. My childhood had been degree programme enough. I knew what I wanted and knew how to get it. I began staging big shows, with magnificent gowns and world celebrities. That’s how I would become known to a wider audience. I modelled my work after all the Hollywood films, particularly the way Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo were staged. But I was also superbly prepared for my business model. I had read all the success stories and how-to manuals I could get. Machiavelli’s The Prince, biographies of Yves Saint Laurent, Salvador Dalí, Rothschild, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, et al. I was particularly taken with the biography of Pierre Cardin. His licence model coincided with Machiavelli’s counsel in many respects. I was laughed at and insulted. So what? Many others before me had been, too! I was told I’d never make it. They had said that to many others before me, too!

I made it, with lot’s of hard work and a strong determination.
What I have created is not a fashion company but an entire world.

1987 He opened up a fashion shop on Stuttgart’s elegant fashion boulevard, Eberhardstraße
1990 He created the name POMPÖÖS and trademarked it
1994 He celebrated his first proper Haute Couture show at New Palace in Stuttgart
1994 Launch of the first perfume POMPÖÖS
1994 Launch of the CD album “Pompöös is my life” by Harald Glööckler and Dieter Schroth
1995 Pompöös Haute Couture show in Stuttgart with stars such as Gina Lollobrigida, Grace Bumbry and Chaka Khan
1996 Pompöös Haute Couture show in Stuttgart with stars such as Gina Lollobrigida, Chaka Khan and Bo Derek
1996 Harald Glööckler outfits the Renitenz Theater in Stuttgart
1997 Gala Show at the Hotel Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong and trend shows at the Convention Exhibition Center Hong Kong after having been invited by Interstoff Asia, the largest fabric exhibition in Asia-Pacific space
1997 Pompöös Haute Couture Show in Stuttgart with stars such as Gina Lollobrigida, Helmut Berger and Amanda Lear
1997 Harald Glööckler begins to paint
1997 The first licensees distribute his accessories in over 40 countries around the world
1998 First art opening for his paintings
1998 Opening of his own gallery for his paintings in Stuttgart
1999 February and August: Opening of the the CPD in Düsseldorf, the largest fashion trade fair in the world, celebrating its 50th anniversary with Gina Lollobrigida, Brigitte Nielsen and the Weather Girls
1999 Large fashion show on the longest catwalk in the world on the Kurfürstendamm in front of more than 100,000 spectators with Gina Lollobrigida
1999 Harald Glööckler launches his Prêt-à-porter-collection covering over 100 sqm at Kaufhof Stuttgart with Gina Lollobrigida
2000 Company and residency shifted to Berlin
2000 Haute Couture show at the opera in the European Capital of Culture Krakow
2000 Large fashion show on the longest catwalk in the world on the Kurfürstendamm in front of more than 100,000 spectators with Brigitte Nielsen
2000 Fashion show at the Westin Grand Hotel in Berlin
2001 Fashion show at the Hotel Intercontinental in Berlin
2001 Presentation of the fairytale-like biography “Harald Glööckler – The Fashion Prince” by Ines Veith
2001 Harald Glööckler presents fashion show for the company Lapp at the Hannover exhibition
2001 Haute Couture show at the Badrutts Palace in St. Moritz with Gina Lollobrigida
2001 Haute Couture show in December at the Hotel Adlon with Gina Lollobrigida and Brigitte Nielsen
2002 Harald Glööckler creates 350 costumes for the Friedrichstadt Palace, Europe’s largest revue theatre in Berlin
2003 Show at the Hotel Grand Hyatt and Hotel Intercontinental Berlin
2004 Beginning of the sale of his products at the teleshopping broadcaster HSE24
2004 Launch of the Pompöös Prêt-à-porter-collection
2004 Launch of the Pompöös jewellery collection
2004 Launch of the Pompöös lingerie collection
2005 Diverse fashion shows in Berlin
2005 Fashion show at the Jewish Museum in Berlin during the “Long Night of Museums”
2005 Opening day in Stuttgart
2005 Launch of the first bed linen and home wear collection
2005 Harald Glööckler becomes ambassador to the German child relief organisation and patron of the child emergency assistance endowment fund
2006 Harald Glööckler Charity Gala at the Ritz Carlton for the benefit of the German child relief organisation with Bonnie Tyler and Brigitte Nielsen
2006 Launch of the first men’s wear collection
2007 Launch of the perfume “With Love”!
2007 Launch of the Pompöös shoe collection
2007 Harald Glööckler begins work with Seltmann Weiden
2008 Show at the teleshopping broadcaster QVC UK
2008 Launch of the Pompöös jewellery collection at Basel World
2008 Pompöös jewellery can be bought in all Malls in Dubai
2009 Harald Glööckler begins at the sales broadcaster “Shop Channel” in Japan
2009 Harald Glööckler launches six pages in the Quelle catalogue
2009 Germany’s most glamorous Christmas Party with Bonnie Tyler and Nastassja Kinski
2009 Harald Glööckler begins work with Granada ITV
2009 Launch of the first Pompöös porcelain by Seltmann Weiden
2010 Filming of reality show for the ITV broadcaster Living UK, London
2010 Harald Glööckler launches six pages in Quelle catalogue worldwide
2010 Harald Glööckler on the jury of “Let’s Dance”
2010 Partnership with the Peter Jäckel company for mobile communications accessories
2010 Presentation of Glööckler mobile communications case collection by Peter Jäckel at the IFA
2010 Presentation of the biography Harald Glööcker by Luebbe at the Frankfurt book convention
2010 Germany’s most glamorous Christmas Party with Brigitte Nielsen and the Weather Girls
2010 Harald Glööckler begins partnership with Madison Cosmetics
2010 Couture show in Café de Paris in London
2011 Harald Glööckler launches his program on QVC Germany
2011 Partnership with Armbrust-Ruf jewellery collection
2011 Harald Glööckler presents cosmetics collection in over 1,500 Rossmann branches
2011 Opening of the new Haute Couture show rooms and personal painting gallery covering over 1400 sqm in Unter den Linden in Berlin with Brigitte Nielsen
2011 Harald Glööckler case collection can be bought in many countries, among others in Germany, Austria, the UK, Japan, etc.
2011 Harald Glööckler on the jury of “Let’s Dance”
2011 Harald Glööckler jewellery collection for Lidl
2012 TV Show “Harald Glööckler zieht um” (VOX)
2012 Partnership with “Bonprix” in eleven Countries (DE, UK, RU, AT, CH, FR, IT, BE, NL, SE, TR)
2012 Harald Glööckler released his 2. Book “Jede Frau ist eine Prinzessin” (Every woman is a princess)
2012 Exclusive Wallcovers in cooperation with “Marburg Wallcovers”
2012 TV Show – 8 episodes “Glööckler, Glanz & Gloria” (VOX)
2012 Harald Glööckler´s Dog Couture by Karlie
2012 Harald Glööcklers chocolate creations “Pralinöös”
2012 “This is the rest of your coat!” – Harald Glööckler presents new PETA’s anti-coat campaign
2012 GLÖÖCKLER HOME Collection by KANGaROO Living GmbH
2012 PREMIERE: HARALD GLÖÖCKLER presented at the IFA his new Hollywood-Collection of Cases for Smartphones
2012 Presentation of Glööckler’s house: “Petit Palais” at Hotel De Rome in Berlin
2012 “25 Jahre Pompöös” (”27 Years of Pompöös”) – Anniversary of Harald Glööckler, documentary on VOX
2013 Doormat-Collection “The Floor Collection Glööckler by Tepima”
2013 Autumn-Collection “Glööckler presented by bonprix”
2013 Personal reality show “Glööckler, Glanz und Gloria” auf VOX
2013 Book Presentation “Billy King – My Life with Harald Glööckler”
2013 World Premiere: “Mystyle” – Elegant design floors with BAUHAUS, as testimonial
2013 World Premiere: Harald Glööckler and Ulla Popken present the first joint collection “Glööckler by Ulla Popken”
2013 INTERBRIDE Dusseldorf: presentation of the menswear collection “Glööckler by Masterhand”
2013 Panorama Berlin, Berlin Fashion Week: Presentation of the menswear collection “Glööckler by Masterhand”
2013 Germany premiere: Harald Glööckler and Liliput present the first baby and toddler collection “Princess for a day” on THE LITTLE GALLERY Dusseldorf
2014 HARALD GLÖÖCKLER as a prominent guest and costume designer by “Holiday on ice” show
2014 Frankfurt palm gardens: presentation of luxurious Marburg wallpaper collection “GLÖÖCKLER DEUX”
2014 Home textiles exposition in Frankfurt: presentation “GlÖÖCKLER by KBT bed goods”
2014 light + building exposition in Frankfurt: presentation of the first lamp collection “GLÖÖCKLER by EGLO”
2014 Opening of the first HARALD GLÖÖCKLER Store in Berlin
2014 Opening of the first HARALD GLÖÖCKLER Outlet Store in Keltern
2014 Presentation of the man’s collection “GLÖÖCKLER exclusive for engbers”
2014 Holiday on Ice – Kick Off PLATINUM: presentation of the costume collection for the show
2014 Flair de Parfum in Vienna: conferment of the perfume award for HARALD GLÖÖCKLER
2014 Harald Glööckler begins partnership with obsession: Launch October 27, 2014
2014 Presentation of the first lifestyle-magazine by and about HARALD GLÖÖCKLER
2015 Harald Glööckler by Op Couture: Official Launch January 10, 2015 at the exhibition Opti München
2015 Harald Glööckler by Duni: Official Launch January 27, 2015
2015 Harald Glööckler begins partnership with Maxwell and Williams: Official launch February 14, 2015 in Frankfurt Ambiente
2015 Home textiles exposition in Frankfurt: presentation of the new collection „GLÖÖCKLER by KBT bed goods“
2015 HARALD GLÖÖCKLER receives the order „Knight of the Meenzer Jockelche“ for his big salaries around children in need
2015 HARALD GLÖÖCKLER appears as a star guest in the film „Five friends 4“. Film premiere was on the 25th of January in Munich
2015 Presentation of the new napkin collection „GLÖÖCKLER Designs for Duni“
2015 Wedding of HARALD GLÖÖCKLER and Dieter Schroth on the 11th of February
2015 HARALD GLÖÖCKLER and Dieter Schroth visit the Vienna Opera ball
2015 Presentation of the spring/summer collection "GLÖÖCKLER exclusive for engbers“
2015 HARALD GLÖÖCKLER crowns Miss Germany with a crown, which he has specially created for her
2015 HARALD GLÖÖCKLER is honoured with the Sennes Social Award for his charitable engagement
2015 Vernissage „GLÖÖCKLER explosion" in the Gallery Mensing in Berlin
2015 HARALD GLÖÖCKLER presents his paintings on the ART STROKE Fair  in Munich
2015 Cult designer HARALD GLÖÖCKLER opens his first PopUp Store in the heart of Munich on the 5th of May 
2015 HARALD GLÖÖCKLER celebrates his 50th birthday
2015 Vernissage at the gallery Walter in Munich
2015 Harald Glööckler presents GLÖÖCKLER relaxed by Toni pants collection at the Panorama fair in Berlin
2015 Vernissage at the gallery Saby Lazi in Stuttgart
2015 Star Designer HARALD GLÖÖCKLER is awarded the price “Gläserne Kurve” and receives the title “The curves ambassador 2015”
2015 Presentation of the new art book “GLÖÖCKLER Explosion” one day before the Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt am Main
2015 Star designer HARALD GLÖÖCKLER and ADLER present new POMPÖÖS autumn / winter collection at Club Felix by the Adlon Hotel in Berlin
2015 HARALD GLÖÖCKLER opens the first GLÖÖCKLER pop-up store in Berlin in Gropius-Passagen
2015 Exclusive launch of the new travel bags and luggage collection by HARALD GLÖÖCKLER at Galeria Kaufhof in Frankfurt
2015 Cult designer HARALD GLÖÖCKLER presents his glamorous porcelain collections exclusively in Hamburg – Halstenbek with autograph session
2016 HARALD GLÖÖCKLER celebrates “Haute Cuisine Ladies Lunch” at Berlin Fashion Week
2016 Fashion Prince HARALD GLÖÖCKLER teaches at the Fashion Institute Kehrer in Stuttgart and Mannheim
2016 Presentation of the new collection “Pompöös Cosmetics” on March 4 at the Beauty exhibition in Dusseldorf
2016 HARALD GLÖÖCKLER is awarded the „Golden City Gate” for his film “Haute Cuisine Ladies Lunch”
2016 Premiere of the new collection of HARALD GLÖÖCKLER for Channel21 with exclusive fashion presentation in Berlin