The iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld has passed away at age 85.
Lagerfeld is widely known for being one of the most prolific and essential designers of his generation. From Creative Director roles at Fendi, his namesake label and Chanel simultaneously, Lagerfeld’s, work ethic was unmatched by his peers.
“Karl was my magic dust, he transformed me from a shy German girl into a supermodel,” wrote Claudia Schiffer. “He taught me about fashion, style, and survival in the fashion business. What Warhol was to art, he was to fashion; he is irreplaceable. He is the only person who could make black and white colorful! I will be eternally grateful to him.”
Lagerfeld died Tuesday morning in Paris, but his cause of death is still unknown. However, rumors have spread in late January that his health was in trouble after he missed his Paris show. According to the fashion house, the cause of his absence was due to tiredness.
He was rarely seen without his dark glasses, silver ponytail and finger gloves. Thus, he was the most recognizable and outspoken man in fashion and his presence will be missed. RIP to the real GOAT.
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