World-famous German couturier Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director of Chanel and Fendi, has died at the age of 85 on Tuesday, Figaro reported.
Following the reports about Lagerfeld's death, the celebrities turned to social media to pay their tribute to the icon of the fashion world.
Earlier reports stated that on 22 January, Karl Lagerfeld skipped two Chanel haute couture shows in Paris. Commenting on the reasons behind his absence, the fashion house didn't mention any illness and just said that Lagerfeld was feeling tired.
RIP @KarlLagerfeld, thank you for your contribution to art and to fashion x pic.twitter.com/PmrlDTcN2I— Paloma Faith (@Palomafaith) 19 февраля 2019 г.
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After skipping the second fashion show, Chanel issued a statement saying that "Mr Lagerfeld, artistic director of Chanel, who was feeling tired, asked Virginie Viard, director of the creative studio of the house, to represent him."
RIP ⚫️ x KARL Lagerfeld #Legend #karllagerfeld #Chanel #NYC #UK #LA #Styleblogger #RIP #Icon pic.twitter.com/9paudsrckD— Abraham (@AbrahamSeed) 19 февраля 2019 г.
Prior to that, Lagerfeld had never missed a catwalk bow, which normally takes place at the end of Chanel fashion shows.
Rest in peace Karl lagerfeld pic.twitter.com/KMSBDwKO7l— Petiterosé (@_daintyrose_) 19 февраля 2019 г.
Lagerfeld has been a creative director at Chanel since 1983.