So Long To The Iconic Karl Lagerfeld


Karl who you may ask? Karl, Karl, you know Karl! His signature ponytail and dark glasses, there is no way you would forget who Karl is. He lives on!

So Long To The Iconic Karl Lagerfeld

Bidding Farewell To The Legend

Our Instagram Feeds were flooded by big name celebrities showing some respect for the late Karl Lagerfeld. We all know the icon pretty well and have fallen in love with his work, and his indisputable sense of style and making black and white work on any day, we are convinced those were his happy colours. Some of the industry giants, Donatella Versace and some celebrities shared their heartfelt message to the icon.

Thank You For The Journey Karl

We were pretty sad about the news as it was announced that he has passed on. But his life was indeed a life well lived, he left a mark in the fashion industry and as we have stated that our Insta feeds were flooded with happy and grateful posts about him by prominent celebrities, it shows just how amazing he was and it shows on the people he mentored and took under his wing, and it is with joy to know that his legacy still lives on.

He was known as the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, and also known as one of the industry’s most prolific figures and worked up until his death, this being of course proof that he really enjoyed what he was doing wholeheartedly and living up to his legacy even when he was still alive. Lagerfeld passed away in Paris following a short illness.

Those Who Paid Tribute To The Icon

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It is with deep sadness that the House of CHANEL announces the passing of Karl Lagerfeld, the Creative Director for the CHANEL Fashion House since 1983. An extraordinary creative individual, Karl Lagerfeld reinvented the brand’s codes created by Gabrielle Chanel: the CHANEL jacket and suit, the little black dress, the precious tweeds, the two-tone shoes, the quilted handbags, the pearls and costume jewelry. Regarding Gabrielle Chanel, he said, “My job is not to do what she did, but what she would have done. The good thing about Chanel is it is an idea you can adapt to many things.” A prolific creative mind with endless imagination, Karl Lagerfeld explored many artistic horizons, including photography and short films. The House of CHANEL benefited from his talent for all the branding campaigns related to Fashion since 1987. Finally, one cannot refer to Karl Lagerfeld without mentioning his innate sense of repartee and self-mockery. Alain Wertheimer, CEO of CHANEL, said: “Thanks to his creative genius, generosity and exceptional intuition, Karl Lagerfeld was ahead of his time, which widely contributed to the House of CHANEL’s success throughout the world. Today, not only have I lost a friend, but we have all lost an extraordinary creative mind to whom I gave carte blanche in the early 1980s to reinvent the brand.” Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Fashion at CHANEL, said: “Fashion show after fashion show, collection after collection, Karl Lagerfeld left his mark on the legend of Gabrielle Chanel and the history of the House of CHANEL. He steadfastly promoted the talent and expertise of CHANEL’s ateliers and Métiers d’Art, allowing this exceptional know-how to shine throughout the world. The greatest tribute we can pay today is to continue to follow the path he traced by – to quote Karl – ‘continuing to embrace the present and invent the future’.” Virginie Viard, Director of CHANEL’s Fashion Creation Studio and Karl Lagerfeld’s closest collaborator for more than 30 years, has been entrusted by Alain Wertheimer with the creative work for the collections, so that the legacy of Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld can live on.

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