Karl Lagerfeld, global name in the empires of fashion who has dressed just about every A lister in his time has died 85.
He ,managed his own brand name but designed Chloe collection and Fedni furs.
He was appointed chief designer of the house in 1982 and quickly worked out a blueprint for change. He kept the essential ingredients that Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel had put in place soon after she opened her Paris salon in the 1920s but rearranged them in startling new ways.
The designer had been unwell for several weeks, and had missed a number of fashion shows.
Many fashion industry heavyweights have paid tribute to Lagerfeld, including Italian designer Donatella Versace.
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.