Social media is flooded with tributes and love about the iconic Karl Lagerfeld today as celebrities across the globe mourn the loss of the beloved fashion designer. If you didn’t recognize his name at first, you definitely have seen his exceptional work. He was a true fashion and art genius.
The German designer was one of the hardest working people in the fashion industry. He was the creative director for Chanel, Fendi and worked with many others over the his long, award winning career. The popular designer passed away this morning in France at the age of 85.
He took a chance on many models and taught them high fashion, including supermodel, Naomi Campbell. Today she posted on her instagram, “Karl .. too many memories to write ... , I THANK YOU , THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! For taking the chance on 16 year old girl from South London and opening my eyes. May you Rest with the Highest”
Super models and celebrities like Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian, Donatella Versace and many more have been sharing some of their most memorable times and experiences shared with Lagerfeld. Cindy Crawford’s 17 year old daughter and model, Kaia Gerber posted, “This one hurts to write. My dearest Karl, you have taught me things that I am eternally grateful for. I cannot put into words how lucky we all are to have been gifted your vision. Your girls love you so much. The world is more beautiful now because of you. Thank you for everything, no one will ever compare.”
Lagerfeld was one of a kind. His signature look of decades with silver hair, ponytail and dark sunglasses is unforgettable. You could say proudly this man dominated and changed high fashion forever. His work will be loved and enjoyed well after his passing.
To me, he was the definition of class and hard work. You don’t become, “Karl Lagerfeld” by sitting at home and waiting for the phone to ring. I didn’t know Karl, but for those that did, I’m sorry for your loss.
A part of me wonders how the direction of one of my favorite brands, CHANEL will change without Lagerfeld. He was the creative director since I was a baby. I can only hope Chanel’s next director can pull off half of what Karl did.
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