Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at age 85 following a long and quiet battle with pancreatic cancer.
Lagerfeld had his own clothing line titled Karl Lagerfeld and was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi.
According to the BCC, Lagerfeld had been unwell for several weeks and had been admitted in hospital on Monday night and died on Tuesday morning.
Alain Wertheimer, CEO of Chanel, said,”Thanks to his creative genius, generosity and exceptional intuition, Karl Lagerfeld was ahead of his time, which widely contributed to the House of Chanel’s success throughout the world.
He added,”Today, not only have I lost a friend, but we have all lost an extraordinary creative mind to whom I gave carte blanche in the early 1980s to reinvent the brand.”
The House of KARL LAGERFELD released a statement saying,
It is 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.”
Lagerfeld will be remembered as a force to be reckoned with in the fashion world and a trendsetter.