Touching Tributes To Karl Lagerfeld, Who Reportedly Passed On At Age 85
By Mikelle Leow, 19 Feb 2019
Image by Christopher William Adach via Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY-SA 2.0)
Fashion design legend Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director of Chanel, has passed away in Paris, France, according to French media reports.
The prolific German designer, born Karl Otto Lagerfeldt, was believed to have worked until his final days. A visual promoting one of his bags had been scheduled for release just an hour before news of his death broke.
The designer’s passing shortly followed his absence at the end-of-show-bow during the Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week in January.
Aside from Chanel, Lagerfeld also designed for fashion house Fendi and his own label. He had changed his last name from Lagerfeldt to sound “more commercial.”
The cause of his death is still not publicly known.
Tributes have since poured in for the household name by celebrities and fans alike.
In an Instagram post, actress Diane Kruger writes, “Karl, I cannot tell you how much you meant to me and how much I will miss you. I will never forget your kindness towards me, your laughs, your imagination.”
Kruger regrets, “I came to France to see you this week and introduce you to my daughter. I’m heartbroken I was too late. Rest in peace, I adore you.”
Model Alexa Chung recalls, “I remember being so scared to interview you, and yet you were in fact incredibly witty and generous. Thank you for inviting me to some of the most glamorous experiences of my life, it was an honour to know you.”
Twitter user ‘bedakkai’ also tweets a quote famously uttered by the designer: “I’m very much down-to-earth. Just not this earth.”
May he rest in peace.
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Rest in peace, Karl. I remember being so scared to interview you and yet you were in fact incredibly witty and generous. Thank you for inviting me to some of the most glamorous experiences of my life, it was an honour to know you. Oh yeah and thanks for the dry shampoo tip, will always think of you as I powder my wig. ❤️
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“I’m very much down to earth, just not this earth.”— Ᏸed (@bedakkai) February 19, 2019
Rip Karl Lagerfeld pic.twitter.com/dejaPACIoc
LOOK: Some of the most iconic moments of Karl Lagerfeld throughout his career pic.twitter.com/O6HDhrdiYJ— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) February 19, 2019
“People who do a job that claims to be creative have to be alone to recharge their batteries. You can’t live 24 hours a day in the spotlight and remain creative. For people like me, solitude is a victory.” - #wordsofwisdom by Karl Lagerfeld #KarlLagerfeld pic.twitter.com/PF9wYlgeIg— Gina Palha (@ginapalha) February 19, 2019
The King of Fashion has died— 🥀𝔅𝔦𝔱𝔠𝔥 𝔅𝔬𝔶🥀 (@lonelyboydead) February 19, 2019
Rest in peace Karl Lagerfeld.
A true Icon. pic.twitter.com/PmecAkuRZj
[via Harper’s Bazaar, images via various sources]
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