Legendary Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld Dies in Paris at 85
- Author: Jacqueline Ellis Feb 20, 2019,
Feb 20, 2019, 1:20
It's a sad, sad day for fashion as Chanel's Creative Director and legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has breathed his last. After working with Chloé and Italian fashion house Fendi, where he still held the title of artistic director at the time of his death, he took on the role of artistic director at Chanel in 1983, aged 50.
Despite the company of his fashion family and the small coterie of male models known as "Karl's Boys" who often accompanied him, Drake argued that Lagerfeld "is alone in a crowd".
The mother-of-one also posted a capture of herself wearing the finished item, as she stood beside her husband Donald Trump back in 2017.
He died this morning, on Tuesday 19th, according to the reports coming from the French media, after he was admitted in the hospital last night.
Recognizable for his high-collared shirts, white ponytail, dark sunglasses and black fingerless gloves, Lagerfeld had a client list that featured stars of the stage and screen, including actresses Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett and the singer Pharrell Williams.
Like so many creative fields, fashion has always been willing to look past reprehensible attitudes and actions in the interest of the greater artistic good. "God bless you. Rest in peace".
ON EATING MEAT: "I only eat what doesn't look any more like what it was when it was alive". He also had his own eponymous label and designed for another fashion house, Fendi, notes the BBC.
"Karl doesn't so much design as reign", one fashion insider remarked. Karl was a genius and always so kind and generous to me both personally and professionally. Indeed, his indefatigable energy was notable: he lost around 90 pounds in his late 60s to fit into the latest slimline fashions.
There's no question Karl Lagerfeld was an incredible talent.
"Thanks to his creative genius, generosity and exceptional intuition, Karl Lagerfeld was ahead of his time, which widely contributed to the House of Chanel's success throughout the world", Alain Wertheimer, CEO of Chanel, says in a statement.
"The death of this dear friend deeply saddens me, my wife and my children".
Models, fashion designers, and regular people alike are all having a hard time dealing with the loss of such an iconic mind.
He was not only a designer, he also took care of the brands' advertising campaigns as a photographer and a director.
But speculation about his health spiralled last month after he missed the first show of his life, with Chanel executives saying that he "was exhausted this morning".
"I'm rather pro-prostitution. I admire people who do it".
Gigi chimed in: "Karl, I will miss your indescribable presence, watching your calm, quiet, genius mind working, your little jokes, unbelievable stories, and experiencing the clothes, sets, and productions only you could dream up".