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Karl Lagerfeld, the legendary designer associated with the Chanel brand, died in Paris on February 19 after a period of severe illness.
Fashion lovers are shocked to hear that Karl Lagerfeld has just died at age 85 in France. The iconic fashion designer has passed away after a period of severe illness lasting for weeks.
French Closer magazine reported that he died on Tuesday. A Chanel source later confirmed this information with Reuters. The famous French fashion site Pure People reports that he died at a hospital in Paris after being admitted to the hospital just a day ago.
Last month, Karl did not meet the audience in Paris after Chanel’s show. This is the first time since 1983 that he did not talk to fashion fans after a performance. At that time, Karl’s health rumors had spread but he remained silent.
Karl Lagerfeld has been known since becoming the creative director of Chanel brand since 1983. This legendary brand is one of the most valuable fashion brands in the world. Karl Lagerfeld has been considered Chanel’s soul ever since.
Karl Lagerfeld was not only successful with Chanel, he was also a creator and created collections for Fendi and successfully sold his fashion brand. This is an unprecedented feat in international fashion.
Artistic instincts, business acumen, Karl’s ego and the Chanel brand effect in the high fashion world made him one of the most respected people in international fashion. Lagerfeld is also famous as a talented photographer. Not only did he draw his own designs, but he also took photos of advertising for many of Chanel’s collections.
After hearing the news of Karl Lagerfeld’s death, Caroline Rush, executive director of the British fashion council, expressed regret. He judged Karl as a very important contributor to the fashion industry and changed the way women dress and perceive fashion. He inspired many generations of young designers and will continue to be so. His tenure for more than thirty years showed his unique vision of turning Chanel from a classic French brand into a global one.