Hotshot fashioner Karl Lagerfeld has kicked the bucket at 85 years old, his design mark Chanel affirmed on Tuesday.
The declaration came only weeks after the man known as the “Kaiser” in the business did not show up at shows amid Paris Haute Couture week for Chanel, which he had driven since 1983.
Simply a week ago, his very own style line Karl Lagerfeld was all the while declaring new structure joint efforts.
German-conceived Lagerfeld was aesthetic executive of three separate brands, Italy’s Fendi, France’s Chanel — the world’s most extravagant name — and his eponymous line.
With his powdered white pigtail, dark shades and pressed high-caught white shirts, the extraordinary companion and adversary of Yves Saint Laurent was as immediately conspicuous as his superstar customers.
News of his demise is probably going to make an overflowing of feeling in the business, and tributes started streaming in from legislators and fans.
“Karl Lagerfeld is a tremendous identity, somebody strange,” French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner revealed to RTL radio.