Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85, according to reports in France. Lagerfeld was rushed to hospital on Monday night, according to publication Paris Match. He passed away on Tuesday morning following a period of ill health.
The designer was thought to have been working right up until his death, even directing and passing on instructions to his team about the Fendi autumn/winter 2019 collection which is due to be shown at Milan Fashion Week this Thursday.
The void that is left after this iconic persona is just unimaginable… Below the things we will miss about Karl, one of nature’s epic forces!
His aspirational, relevant and cutting edge approach to style that goes way beyond themed fashion design and shows, to include illustration, photography, styling and publishing.
His many fabulous collections created for major designer brands such as Fendi and of course Chanel..
Karl’s final customary bow at the end of each runway. With his elaborate stages and sublime collections, the audience used to eagerly await the final bow from Karl Lagerfeld at the end of each show. That said,’the’ flavor of the season always accompanied by Karl at the final bow..
His audacious quotes, a.k.a. Karl-isms that proved to be hilarious, outrageous and controversial one-liners.
His world-famous Choupette, Karl’s pet cat, who lived witnessed many glam-filled days, spent hanging out with models and sitting in handbags (Chanel, obviously).
His unique style; white hair in a ponytail, high stiff collar, a black blazer and ‘his’ sunglasses..