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Chief Designer And Creative Director Of "Chanel" Karl Lagerfeld Passed Away At 85

Date February 19, 2019 17:19

Karl Lagerfeld can be easily called a legend of the fashion industry. This iconic designer presented the world with hundreds of brilliant ideas, thousands of trends, and millions of fashion items. In 1952, he began studying in Paris at the High Fashion Syndicate School, which shows how purposefully and preparedly he strived for what he loved, like a true professional.

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Recently, Karl’s condition had deteriorated, which could be judged by his absence from the Chanel Couture show. Apparently, if all were well, the designer would have certainly arrived at such an important event, because he is the chief designer and creative director of Chanel. It was soon became known that he asked to skip this meeting because of fatigue.

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Chief Designer And Creative Director Of "Chanel" Karl Lagerfeld Passed Away At 85Getty Images / Ideal Image

On February 19, 2019, the life of the great couturier ended at 85 after a long struggle with illness. As you know, the day before, Karl Lagerfeld was delivered to a hospital in Paris.

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.

As we see, the exact cause of death isn’t revealed. We only know that the great couturier felt unwell for several weeks. Some sources believe that the cause of death was pancreatic cancer, but this fact remains unconfirmed.

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Karl Lagerfeld’s achievements in the world of fashion and style are countless. He worked with different fashion houses, creating genuinely unique collections for everyone: Chloé, Krizia, Charles Jourdan, Fendi, Chanel. He also had his own Karl Lagerfeld Impression line.

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Chief Designer And Creative Director Of "Chanel" Karl Lagerfeld Passed Away At 85Getty Images / Ideal Image

He was engaged in photography; published books; opened an art gallery, publishing house, and bookstore; and created perfumes. He even designed a book-smelling fragrance! It seems that there was no limit to his creativity.

Chief Designer And Creative Director Of "Chanel" Karl Lagerfeld Passed Away At 85Getty Images / Ideal Image

He had no wife and no children, so he devoted his entire life to his occupation, and he did it at the highest level! We all will miss such a great talent who has made an invaluable contribution to the history of fashion. Rest in peace, Karl Lagerfeld.

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