Today’s a sad day for the fashion industry as it mourns the passing of another legend. Iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld, best known for his work as the artistic director of luxury fashion houses Chanel and Fendi, has died at 85 after weeks of ill health, French magazine Closer confirms.
According to reports, the fashion designer died on Tuesday morning at the American Hospital of Paris, Neuilly-sur-Seine, where he had been admitted the night before. However, they have yet to confirm the cause of death.
Speculations surrounding his declining health condition started back in January when he was noticeably absent from Chanel’s haute couture shows in Paris.
His eponymous brand also announced the sad news on Instagram: "The House of KARL LAGERFELD shares, with deep emotion and sadness, the passing of its creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, on February 19, 2019, in Paris, France," the post reads. "He was one of the most influential and celebrated designers of the 21st century and an iconic, universal symbol of style. Driven by a phenomenal sense of creativity, Karl was passionate, powerful and intensely curious. He leaves behind an extraordinary legacy as one of the greatest designers of our time, and there are no words to express how much he will be missed."
With the world losing one of its greatest talents, people from the fashion industry have also started posting their own tributes for the late designer:
May you rest in peace, Karl. You will be deeply missed.