Fashion Pioneer, Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85

Today we have lost a Pioneer in luxury fashion. Someone who has paved the

way of many designers that are out today. Someone who has juggled

being creative director for both Fendi and Chanel and even running his

own Fashion house. The man I’m talking about is Karl Lagerfeld. Mr. Lagerfeld

died on Tuesday in Paris,France. His death was announced by Chanel on

Instagram :

It is with deep sadness that the House of CHANEL announces the passing of Karl Lagerfeld, the Creative Director for the CHANEL Fashion House since 1983.

An extraordinary creative individual, Karl Lagerfeld reinvented the brand’s codes created by Gabrielle Chanel: the CHANEL jacket and suit, the little black dress, the precious tweeds, the two-tone shoes, the quilted handbags, the pearls and costume jewelry. Regarding Gabrielle Chanel, he said, “My job is not to do what she did, but what she would have done. The good thing about Chanel is it is an idea you can adapt to many things.” A prolific creative mind with endless imagination, Karl Lagerfeld explored many artistic horizons, including photography and short films. 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.……”

At a point in the 80s Karl was doing things that proved to all people that

he will be a legend in the fashion industry. He would produce 14 new and

different collection that would range from Couture to street wear each

year. This is not even counting collaborations. He was surely ahead of his time.

You would always see his designs on celebrities such as Rihanna, Princess Caroline

of Monaco, Christine Lagarde,

and many more. Me.Lagerfeld was also a photographer whose pictures

would be shown in exhibits such as the Pineacothéque de Paris.

Karl Lagerfeld was hired at Chanel when they were at the point of fading

out. But with the persistence and confidence he had in the brand, he transformed

it into a $4billion dollar fashion house.

He was continued to be labeled as an Genius and from his resume

he truly was.

He will forever be remembered in the fashion industry for everything he

has done. RIP Mr. Lagerfeld.


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