CHANEL AND FENDI ICONIC DESIGNER PASSES ON
Are you a fanatic of the fashion design brands, Chanel and Fendi? Then, I got bad news. Karl Lagerfeld, creative director of the two famous brands is reported dead.
The iconic fashion designer died aged 85 after weeks of battling an illness. According to French magazine Closer, Karl passed away on Tuesday February 19.
The publication says he died in the morning at the American Hospital of Paris, located in the western suburbs of the city.
One of the coolest moments of my career was shooting my 1st high fashion shoot with you as the photographer. Every detail mattered to you. Thank you for the inspiration you’ve given us all. You will truly be missed. Rest In Peace Legend #KarlLagerfeld #Chanel ❤️ pic.twitter.com/1aChmoWz9a— Ciara (@ciara) February 19, 2019
Prior to his demise, the German designer, was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi. Karl Lagerfeld was one of the industry’s most prolific figures.
His signature black suit with his white hair pushed into a ponytail, fingerless gloves and dark glasses made him an instantly recognizable figure around the world.
In 1967, he was hired by Fendi to modernize their fur line. Lagerfeld’s innovative designed proved groundbreaking, as he introduced the use of mole, rabbit, and squirrel pelts into high fashion.
In the 1980s, Lagerfeld was also hired by Chanel, which was considered a “near-dead brand” at the time since the death of designer Coco Chanel a decade prior. Lagerfeld brought life back into the company, making it a huge success by revamping its ready-to-wear fashion line. Lagerfeld integrated the interlocked “CC” monograph of Coco Chanel into a style pattern for the House of Chanel.
It was such a thrill and a pleasure to have met you, to have worked with you, and to have experienced the amazing times when you would photograph my girls for your beautiful campaigns. There will never be another like you, my dear friend. You will be truly missed @KarlLagerfeld pic.twitter.com/VBuFZU9BmL— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) February 19, 2019
Interestingly, Lagerfeld owned a red point Birman cat named Choupette, which, in 2013, he indicated he would marry, if it were legal.
Industry heavyweights and lovers of the fashion world have all expressed sadness over the death of this fashion icon.
May his soul Rest in Perfect Peace.