Karl Lagerfeld, one of the most prolific designers of our time, has passed away in Paris. He was 85 years old. Chanel announced the news to The New York Times. However, the cause of the designer’s death has not yet been confirmed.
Lagerfeld has had a legendary career spanning seven decades as a fashion designer and creative director. He created legacies simultaneously at the house of Chanel, launched ready-to-wear for celebrated Italian brand Fendi, and created a his own namesake collection.
“It is with deep sadness that the house of Chanel announces the passing of Karl Lagerfeld,” the French brand said in a statement to WWD, citing Lagerfeld’s talents as a designer and photographer. “The house of Chanel benefited from his talent for all the branding campaigns related to fashion since 1987. Finally, one cannot refer to Karl Lagerfeld without mentioning his innate sense of repartee and self-mockery.”