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Karl Lagerfeld Dead at 85: Tributes From Kim Kardashian, Lily-Rose Depp, Marc Jacobs and More

1 month ago   |   By WWD

Legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld died Tuesday morning at the age of 85. With a career spanning 60 years, Lagerfeld's tenure at Chloé, Fendi, and most notably Chanel helped him establish strong relationships with prominent models, celebrities and other fashion designers. Many have taken to social media to pay their respects to the late designer.
Tributes poured in from many of his muses, past and present, including Cindy Crawford, her daughter Kaia Gerber and Lily-Rose Depp, who serves as the face of Chanel No.5 L'Eau fragrance. Depp posted a photo on Instagram with a heartfelt...
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Ten of Karl Lagerfeld's most extra Chanel show sets

Ten of Karl Lagerfeld's most extra Chanel show sets

1 month ago   |   By Dazed Digital

It goes without saying that Karl Lagerfeld was fashion's ultimate showman, flexing his creative muscles the most at Chanel during his 36-year tenure as creative director.
Mainly taking place in Paris's Grand Palais - with the exception of the mid-season Resort and Pre-Fall shows that saw the designer transport fashion guests to the likes of Cuba, Rome, Salzburg, Dubai, and even Dallas, Texas - Chanel shows have taken place in a...
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Virginie Viard: Karl Lagerfeld's trusted collaborator takes the spotlight

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

The late fashion designer has kept Viard at his side for decades. Now, it appears she has been tasked with keeping his legacy going
Back in October, at the close of his Chanel spring/summer 2019 show, Karl Lagerfeld appeared for his traditional post-show bow, hand-in-hand with a tall brunette. Nowhere near as recognisable as the world-famous man standing beside her, nor even a frequently used name in fashion circles, the woman - dressed in an outfit of understated jeans and a denim jacket, with a Brigitte Bardot fringe - applauded adoringly as Lagerfeld took what would be his final...
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Fans pay tribute to Lagerfeld outside flagship Chanel store

1 month ago   |   By Fashion United

Outside Chanel's flagship store in Paris, fans of Karl Lagerfeld left flowers and tributes to the fashion superstar within hours of the announcement of his death on Tuesday.
"He was a legend, a giant. He saved Chanel and reinvented the label," 20-year-old former fashion student Mathieu Cipriani-Riviere told AFP, adding that he had come to the famous address on Rue Cambon to pay homage immediately on hearing the news.
The boutique in the heart of Paris, close to the luxurious Place Vendome and Rue Faubourg Saint-Honore, was where Coco Chanel opened her shops and workshops 100 years ago as...
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Susannah Frankel: My Year With Karl

Susannah Frankel: My Year With Karl

1 month ago   |   By AnOther

Over the course of 2015, Susannah Frankel was invited to accompany Chanel 's singular designer during a hurricane of activity encompassing six fashion shows, studio fittings, the creative direction of the Hyères festival, a blockbuster London exhibition and the high-maintenance care of a certain photogenic cat. She even took an embroidery lesson courtesy of the petites mains of Maison Lesage - one of...
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Karl Lagerfeld obituary

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Fashion designer who oversaw the transformation of Chanel into an intercontinental superbrand The designer Karl Lagerfeld, who has died aged 85 , explored and exploited couture, ready-to-wear and even mass-market fashion for more than 60 years. He had a genius for visual quotation and allusion, impersonation and pastiche, especially at Chanel , the fashion house he headed for more than three decades, and it made him the first postmodern fashionmeister. Nobody else stayed on top of so many labels for so long: besides Chanel, Lagerfeld headed Fendi , and intermittently had his own-name...
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Virginie Viard Named as Karl Lagerfeld's Successor at Chanel

Virginie Viard Named as Karl Lagerfeld's Successor at Chanel

1 month ago   |   By Fashionista

Virginie Viard, director of Chanel's fashion studio, is set to take over at the French fashion house following the passing of Karl Lagerfeld, according to an Instagram post by Chanel. "Virginie Viard, Director of CHANEL's Fashion Creation Studio and Karl Lagerfeld's closest collaborator for...
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In pictures: Karl Lagerfeld (1933-2019)

1 month ago   |   By Fashion United

When Karl Lagerfeld moved from Hamburg to Paris at the age of 14, little did he know that he would become one of the most iconic names in the history of fashion. As the world mourns his passing at the age of 85 today,
FashionUnited gathers images of the life and work of the celebrated designer.
A young Karl Lagerfeld showing one of his designs at International Wool
Secretariat
Image: DPA
Karl Lagerfeld in a photo taken at the beginning of his career at
Chloé
Image: Jean-Régis Roustan / Roger-Viollet
Karl Lagerfeld backstage during his first Chanel show
Image: Pierre Guillaud / AFP
Karl...
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In commemoration of Karl Lagerfeld

In commemoration of Karl Lagerfeld

1 month ago   |   By Dazed Digital

The news that Karl Lagerfeld died age 85 has sent shockwaves around the fashion community and wider world. A household name, the prolific designer lead Chanel from 1983 until his death as well as Fendi and his own eponymous fashion label. Lagerfeld's incredible longevity and success were unmatched by any other designer.
Just as praised for his own signature look - the white...
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Virginie Viard to succeed Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel

Virginie Viard to succeed Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel

1 month ago   |   By Fashion United

Karl Lagerfeld's right hand Virginie Viard will succeed him at the creative helm of Chanel, the French fashion house announced this Tuesday following the confirmation of the German designer's death.
“Virginie Viard, director of Chanel's fashion creation studio and Karl Lagerfeld's closest collaborator for more than 30 years, has been entrusted by Alain Wertheimer with the creative work for the collections, so that the legacy of Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld can live on”, the fashion house said in a statement.
When Lagerfeld couldn't attend Chanel's Spring 2019 haute couture show in...
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Celebrities, Fashion World Mourn Karl Lagerfeld's Death During Fashion Week

Celebrities, Fashion World Mourn Karl Lagerfeld's Death During Fashion Week

1 month ago   |   By The Huffington Post

The Chanel couturier, who died Tuesday, was 85.
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The Maddening and Brilliant Karl Lagerfeld

1 month ago   |   By NYT

The Chanel designer has died at age 85. From 2015: Andrew O'Hagan steps into the encyclopedic, biting and truly wondrous mind of fashion's one and only.
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Karl Lagerfeld: the Chanel years - in pictures

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

The designer joined the fashion house in 1983, and remained for 36 years. Following his deatth, we revisit some of his most iconic shows and creations
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Karl Lagerfeld: king of fashion theatre who shaped Chanel legacy

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

The German designer, who has died aged 85, transformed high fashion's place in the world Karl Lagerfeld, who has died aged 85 , was a giant not just of fashion but of popular culture. He transformed high fashion from a niche interest into blockbuster entertainment. That fashion is now widely acknowledged as one of the lenses through which we look at and process the world around us - a channel to which the world tunes in, alongside music and film - is due in no small part to Lagerfeld, who installed icebergs, waterfalls, space rockets and supermarket checkouts on his catwalks, and in doing...
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