Karl Otto Lagerfeld, one of the most legendary men in the fashion industry has passed away at the age of 85. He was the creative director of both, the French luxury fashion house Chanel as well as of the Italian fur and leather goods fashion house Fendi. He has been the reason behind some of the most popular fashion trends in the world today. Although he came from a humble background, he grew to make a name not only for himself but also shouldered many brands, making them world-renown. His biggest success being Chanel.
While the cause of his death still remains unknown, some reports state that Karl Lagerfeld passed away from ill health. Keeping this in mind, we can’t help but reflect on how for the first time in history he didn’t attend Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2019 Haute Couture showcase that happened earlier last month. Instead, the bow at the Grand Palais was taken by Virginie Viard, the brand’s fashion studio director.
Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends. The industry will always have a void no one else can fill but his contribution and passion towards fashion will live on for years to come.
RIP, Karl Lagerfeld.