The fashion world is in mourning upon hearing the news that Karl Lagerfeld has tragically passed away at the age of 85 today (February 19) in France.
His absence from the brand’s shows in January quickly prompted health concerns.
In a statement following the second show without an appearance from the German designer himself, a source said: “He’s really tired. He’s not doing well and he’s ready to stop.”
Regarded as one of the most important fashion visionaries of the 20th and 21st centuries, Karl Lagerfeld, who transformed Chanel after taking the helm in 1983, was rarely seen without his dark glasses, a silver ponytail and fingerless gloves — gaining him the reputation as the most recognizable man in fashion.
For more than three decades he worked tirelessly to produce up to six collections a year for Chanel and a further five for Fendi (including Couture).
I would like to thank him for the beautiful memories he shared with world.
Trying to highlight his best moments in fashion would be a never-ending task, and frankly I don’t think anyone could ever successfully do it justice.
With the Oscars on Sunday, I have highlighted some of Chanel’s red carpet moments from the event, in I hope that is will put a smile on your face as we remember the icon that is Karl Lagerfeld.
May he rest in perfect peace.