Karl Lagerfeld: The Fashion Legend

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His grey signature ponytail and black glasses has made him quite noticeable around the world, but his fashion innovations and iconic designs will always be remembered and will remain the talk of the town.

Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic designer died in Paris after a short illness. Immensely affected, the fashion houses mourns at the passing of M. Karl Lagerfeld. Karl have been the creative designer of the major design Houses including Chanel and Fendi.  Over the years he has contributed in revolutionizing the very essence of fur and lead the brands, with his unwavering innovation and giving life to creations that have stretched the boundaries of fashion.

He had some of the longest relationship in the fashion world between a designer and a fashion house, Karl Lagerfeld was a true visionary in everything he conjured up, from the advertising campaigns to his ready-to-wear and Couture Collections. He dared to push boundaries, a modern-day genius with a unique sense of aesthetic fearlessness, who influenced a whole generation of designers.

 

Thanks to the unparalleled creativity of Karl Lagerfeld, in collaboration with Silvia Venturini Fendi, FENDI is today synonymous with timeless quality, strong tradition, relentless experimentation and daring creativity. His passing marks an unimaginable loss at FENDI.

 

“I am profoundly saddened as today we have lost a unique man and an unrivalled designer, who has given so much to FENDI and to myself. I was only a child when I first saw Karl. Our relationship was very special, based on a deep and very genuine affection. We had a lot of mutual appreciation and endless respect. Karl Lagerfeld has been my mentor and my point of reference. A blink of an eye was enough to understand each other. For FENDI and myself, the creative genius of Karl has been and will always be our guiding light, moulding the Maison’s DNA. I will miss him deeply and always carry with me the memories of our days together,” Silvia Venturini Fendi, FENDI Creative Director for Menswear, Accessories and Kidswear.

 

Celebrities and members of the Fashion Industry have taken to their social media profiles to pay respect and show their gratitude to the legend.

First Lady Melania Trump share the dress designed sketch by Karl for the first official White House appearance.

 

 

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Italian fashion designer and current vice president of the Versace Group, Donatella Francesca Versace shared a picture saying “Karl your genius touched the lives of so many, especially Gianni and I. We will never forget your incredible talent and endless inspiration. We were always learning from you.”

 

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Cara Delevingne refers Lagerfeld as a dear friend writes “Every time I try and write about this man, all i do is cry. He changed my life, he believed in me when so many others didn’t including myself. He also introduced me to some of the most important and special people in my life. He is a visionary, a genius but more than that…. a dear friend.”

 

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Marc Jacobs, the American fashion designer and owner of Marc Jacobs said, “Waking up to a world without Karl. So sad. And strange. He was a great inspiration to me, and, undeniably a unique and extraordinary talent.”

 

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Victoria Beckham

“So incredibly sad to hear this. Karl was a genius and always so kind and generous to me both personally and professionally.” RIP 💔x vb

 

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Kim Kardashian West posted her pictures of her first fashion shoot done by Lagerfeld.

 

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His mark on the fashion industry will live on forever.

 

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