Karl Lagerfeld, an icon fashion designer and creative director of Chanel and Fendi has died in Paris following a short illness.
Karl was born in Germany in the 1938 and migrated to France has a young teenager. He has lived and worked in France for all his wife and climbed the heights of the fashion industry, to which he dedicated his life till his death.
Kark Lagerfeld has been popularly known in the fashion industry and outside it for his signature white ponytail and dark shades which mad him an instantly recognizable figure.
Karl is praised for transforming the fortunes of Chanel, one one of the leading names in high fashion, but also having his work reach down to high street
Tributes from fashion icons
Karl adopted me when I was in need of a friend in Rome! We became partners in crime, and wrote history on the Great Wall of China. Aim high, shoot for the stars. You will always be our guiding light.Michael Burke,
CEO, Louis Vuitton
So incredibly sad to hear this. Karl was a genius and always so kind and generous to me both personally and professionally. RIP 💔x vb
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