Karl Lagerfeld died in a Parisian hospital at the age of 8 … according to Chanel, where he served as creative director. He was reportedly admitted on Monday night. The cause of death has been made public, but there’s been a hush hush about his health since he missed 2 Chanel shows last month.
He’d appeared on the runway at the end of every Chanel event since joining the fashion house in 1983. At the close of one of the January shows in Paris, the announcer wished Karl a quick recovery.
German-born Karl Lagerfeld, who previously worked for Fendi, was the toast of the fashion world for decades … commonly seen rocking his trademark shades at Chanel shows and his love for cats will be added to one thing we will remember him for.
His Instagram posted just two hours ago about the death of the Channel’s creative director, how is iconic sense will ever be treasured and remembered.
“The House of KARL LAGERFELD shares, with deep emotion and sadness, the passing of its creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, on February 19, 2019, in Paris, France. He was one of the most influential and celebrated designers of the 21st century and an iconic, universal symbol of style. Driven by a phenomenal sense of creativity, Karl was passionate, powerful and intensely curious. He leaves behind an extraordinary legacy as one of the greatest designers of our time, and there are no words to express how much he will be missed.”