French authorities have launched an investigation into fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld's tax affairs.
A report published in French weekly news magazine L'Express on Wednesday, January 6, suggests French tax authorities are probing his finances amid fears he owes around $22.5 million (£15 million) to the government.
The investigation reportedly concerns two property investment companies and the 7L Bookshop in Paris, France, which Lagerfeld founded in 1999. It houses a photography studio owned by a British-based company, which takes the profits from his photographs.
His spokeswoman Caroline Lebar tells the Associated Press that Lagerfeld's financial advisors are working with tax authorities in a bid to resolve the situation.
Lagerfeld, 82, is also creative director of Fendi and his eponymous fashion label.