More outlets and news websites have reported and confirmed that the legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld died in Paris. He was 85 years old.
BBC reported the news as well. The great German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, was one of the industry’s most prolific names and the man worked up until his death.
BBC notes that ‘His signature ponytail and dark glasses made him an instantly recognizable figure around the world. Industry heavyweights, including Italian designer Donatella Versace, have issued heartfelt tributes.’
‘Today the world lost a giant among men,’ the editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, Anna Wintour, said in a statement.
It seems that Lagerfeld has been in a pretty bad shape in terms of his health for a few weeks now. This was the reason for which he’s been missing important fashion shows.
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.
I don’t have any more details at the moment, but I will keep you posted. Meanwhile, please send your kind thoughts and prayers to his friends and family.
The Shade Room also reported the news and followers were sad to hear such a thing.
TSR wrote ‘we are sending our prayers to the family and friends of legendary fashion designer #KarlLagerfeld, who is most known for being the creative director of #Chanel and #Fendi. According to reports, he passed away in Paris at the age of 85. #RIP 🙏🏾’
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#TSRAngelz: #Roommates, we are sending our prayers to the family and friends of legendary fashion designer #KarlLagerfeld, who is most known for being the creative director of #Chanel and #Fendi. According to reports, he passed away in Paris at the age of 85. #RIP 🙏🏾 (📸: Pascal Le Segretain/ @gettyimages)
Someone said ‘Omg I’m so sad!!! He was supposed to be dropping a new collection! I’m sick! 😩😩 this ain’t right!! #Chanel’
Another follower praised Lagerfeld’s memory and said: ‘RIP To THE most influential man in Fashion in the last Century!’
Donatella Versace paid tribute to Lagerfeld on social media, confirming the terrible news.
‘Karl your genius touched the lives of so many, especially Gianni and I. We will never forget your incredible talent and endless inspiration. We were always learning from you,’ she posted.
It’s true that Lagerfeld was indeed and will remain forever one of the most influential figures in fashion. Rest in Peace!
Our thoughts and prayers go this his family and friends.