Karl Lagerfeld dead: Iconic and legendary fashion designer passed away at 85

Karl Lagerfeld, the fashion visionary and legendary designer who was unwell for a few days now passes away on Feb 19. He was 85 years old

Karl Lagerfeld dead: Iconic and legendary fashion designer passed away at 85 Karl Lagerfeld dead: Iconic and legendary fashion designer passed away at 85 Source : Splash

Karl Lagerfeld who was the creative head of the fashion house Chanel since 1983, was rushed to hospital on Monday night, passed away the following morning following a period of ill health. Rumours had it that he suffered some health issues and was absent from his Chanel show in late January, which the company described as tiredness. The designer had even missed a number of fashion shows. The cause of his death is yet to be revealed.

Karl though was reported to be ill worked right up until his death and was even seen directing and giving criticism to his team for the Fendi autumn/winter 2019 collection which was to take place at Milan Fashion Week this Thursday. He not only collaborated with high street brand H&M but he also designed collections for his own brand. He was hardly ever seen without his signature dark glasses, a silver ponytail and fingerless gloves, as he gained the reputation as the most recognizable man in fashion.

In an interview, he said, "I hate leisure. Except reading. I'm really a person made to work if sketching is considered work. I'm pretty lucky to be doing what I'm doing in beyond-perfect conditions."

Karl was born in Germany and went on to win a womenswear design competition in 1954. He started in Paris working under Pierre Balmain in the 1950s and then shifted to the House of Patou. He also freelanced for Chloé for a bit and was soon hired by Fendi in 1967 as a consultant director and he is also known for modernizing the house's fur lines. He decided to direct Chanel made him the most celebrated fashion designers of the 21st century.


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