Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (85) died

The German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, has died. The chief designer of the French fashion house Chanel is 85 years old.

Lagerfeld felt for some time not good and is in Paris died. He was at the beginning of this year, for the first time in 36 years absent from the presentation of a new Chanel collection, traditionally he came to the end of the show appear to be all present, to thank.

Lagerfelds right hand, Virginie Viard will be the death designer replaced, makes Chanel is known. It is not clear whether her appointment is of a temporary nature. Viard has worked for thirty years along with Lagerfeld.


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Lagerfeld introduced the two C’s in clothes

Lagerfeld worked for many years in the fashion industry for brands such as Jean Patou, Tiziani and Chloé, when he in 1983, chief designer at Chanel. Meanwhile, characteristic components of the well-known fashion brand, such as the use of the logo with the two C’s on clothing, the chains and the process of tweed, were introduced by the German.

The designs of Lagerfeld made sure that the brand grew into one of the world’s best known brands, and he has made several lines that, in contrast to earlier designs, also portable to a wider audience. “Coco Chanel (the founder of Chanel), this would terribly have found”, said Lagerfeld several times. The designer was known as an innovative designer who’s eye for future trends.

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Photographer and cat lover

In 1987, expanded Lagerfeld his resume by also as a photographer to get started. He photographed modecampagnes of his own label and was art photography.

After his relationship with the 1989 death of Jacques de Bascher was Lagerfeld not to a new partner linked. In 2012, however, there is one other love in his life: cat Choupette. The designer once said to want to marry her with the white cat, which he devoted to campaigns.

In 2017 received a Lagerfeld after the Chanel fashion show, La Médaille Grand Vermeil de la Ville de Paris, the main prize of the French city of Parisians give. “You make Paris more magical,” said mayor Anne Hidalgo during the presentation.

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Karl Lagerfeld (85) died



Beckham received the award for her performance in fashion.

Ten years ago surprised Karl Lagerfeld friend and enemy by teaming up with the chain, which are relatively costly to design also for the public at large became payable.


epa04034105 German designer Karl Lagerfeld (L) appears on the catwalk with British model Cara Delevingne (R) after the presentation of his Spring/Summer 2014 Haute Couture collection for Chanel fashion house during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France, 21 January 2014. The presentation of The Haute Couture collections runs from 19 to 24 January. EPA/IAN LANGSDON

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