#RIPKarlLagerfeld: Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85 according to Paris Match Magazine

German model Claudia Schiffer and English model Kate Moss though displayed fur creations designed by Karl Lagerfeld for the Fall-Winter ready-to-wear collection of Chanel in Paris.

Chanel said the reins of the $12.7-billion empire had been handed to Lagerfeld's right-hand woman, his head of studio Virginie Viard.

The creative director of Chanel, Fendi, and his eponymous label had missed the 2019 Chanel Couture show at fashion week due to illness.

Lagerfeld "was ahead of his time, which widely contributed to the Houseof Chanel's success throughout the world", Chanel CEO Alain Wertheimer said in a statement. The First Lady shared three photos, including a sketch of a Lagerfeld design that he had labeled "Mrs".

Lagerfeld, who was Chanel's creative director, reportedly died on Tuesday morning at a hospital in Paris after being admitted the day before. It is something that they will not forgive in life-they are mean and they want to kill you."-Vogue". We can - and should - also acknowledge the less savoury aspects of his public persona, and use them to help build a better future for an industry about to enter a new, post-Lagerfeld era.

"What I do Coco would have hated", Lagerfeld said in "The World According to Karl", a 2013 book of his quotes.

Born in Hamburg, Germany, Lagerfeld went on to win a womenswear design competition in 1954.

His death came a month after he decided not to greet his audience at the end if a Chanel fashion show in Paris because he was "tired".

Sporting dark suits, white, pony-tailed hair and tinted sunglasses in his later years that made him instantly recognizable, an irreverent wit was also part of a carefully crafted persona. "We owe him a great deal: his taste and talent were the most exceptional I have ever known", he added.

In a collection inspired by Lagerfeld's favorite period, the eighteenth century, feathers adorned new twists on the brand's classic tweed suits, which came with ankle length or fishtail skirts. But the swift succession announcement suggests that Chanel may follow the model of Alexander McQueen, where McQueen's closest colleague, Sarah Burton, took the creative reigns when he died in 2010 and has kept his legacy alive in her own inimitable way. Karl was the Creative Director of Chanel since 1983.

"Karl was a genius and always so kind and generous to me both personally and professionally", Victoria Beckham wrote.

"The death of this dear friend deeply saddens me, my wife and my children".

Kaia Gerber and Karl Lagerfeld at a party celebrating their Karl x Kaia collaboration capsule collection in October 2018.

The pampered eight-year-old puss has enjoyed a jetset lifestyle eating off silver platters since Lagerfeld "kidnapped" her in 2011 from his young friend, male model Baptiste Giabiconi.

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