Karl Lagerfeld Dead: Donatella Versace Leads Tributes To Chanel Creative Director

20 February, 2019, 00:51 | Author: Courtney Perry
  • Legendary Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld Dies In Paris At 85 Years Old

Karl Lagerfeld, 85, died in the early hours of this morning in France after missing fashion shows due to ill health.

Lagerfeld's death was announced by French media early on Tuesday following rumors of the German fashion designer's declining health; Lagerfeld had not appeared at the finish of Chanel's show at Paris Fashion Week as he was "feeling exhausted". An extraordinary creative individual, Karl Lagerfeld reinvented the brand's codes created by Gabrielle Chanel: the CHANEL jacket and suit, the little black dress, the precious tweeds, the two-tone shoes, the quilted handbags, the pearls and costume jewelry.

So far, no official cause of death has been revealed, the BBC reports.

In addition to his pioneering work ethic, Lagerfeld was known for airing his oft controversial opinions.

A photographer who shot ad campaigns for Chanel and his own eponymous label, Lagerfeld also collected art books and had a massive library and a bookstore as well as his own publishing house.

He also encouraged new designers, like Victoria Beckham, who praised him for his kindness.


"When people talk about the good old days, I say to people, 'It's not the days that are old, it's you that's old.' I hate the good old days".

He was one of the world's most iconic designers, at the heart of not one, not two, but three fashion houses. 'There will never be another Karl Lagerfeld. In his over 35 years with the brand, he dressed stars like First Lady Melania Trump, as well as Hollywood royalty like Margot Robbie, Lily Rose Depp and Kristen Stewart, just to name a few. Karl was credited with transforming Chanel after taking over the brand in 1983.

Lagerfeld's longtime muse Diane Kruger, who began her career as a model and had been close with the designer since the '90s, said she was "heartbroken" over not being able to say a proper goodbye. While Chanel sought to avoid spreading alarm by saying that the designer was "feeling tired", it confirmed that it was the Lagerfeld's request that Viard "represent him and greet the guests".

"Each season, they tell me (the Chanel designs) look younger". "We owe him a great deal: his taste and talent were the most exceptional I have ever known", he added.

"Fashion and culture have lost a major inspiration".

Born in Hamburg in 1933, Lagerfeld made his debut with designer Pierre Balmain as an apprentice before moving on to Patou and Chloe and then Fendi.

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