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Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld dies

PARIS, February 19, 2019

Fashion visionary and creative director of Chanel Karl Lagerfeld has died, the company was quoted as saying by CNN.
 
The German designer is best known for his work with the French luxury fashion house Chanel, along with his prodigious output. He was also the creative director at Fendi and his eponymous label, the CNN report said.
 
Lagerfeld, who transformed Chanel after taking the helm in 1983, was rarely seen without his dark glasses and a silver ponytail.
 
Fashion visionary and creative director of Chanel Karl Lagerfeld has died, the company was quoted as saying by CNN.
 
The German designer is best known for his work with the French luxury fashion house Chanel, along with his prodigious output. He was also the creative director at Fendi and his eponymous label, the CNN report said.
 
Lagerfeld, who transformed Chanel after taking the helm in 1983, was rarely seen without his dark glasses and a silver ponytail.
 
Chanel said on its website: "An extraordinary creative individual, Karl Lagerfeld reinvented the brand’s codes created by Gabrielle Chanel: the Chanel jacket and suit, the little black dress, the precious tweeds, the two-tone shoes, the quilted handbags, the pearls and costume jewellery. 
 
"A prolific creative mind with endless imagination, Karl Lagerfeld explored many artistic horizons, including photography and short films. The House of Chanel benefited from his talent for all the branding campaigns related to fashion since 1987. Finally, one cannot refer to Karl Lagerfeld without mentioning his innate sense of repartee and self-mockery."
 
Alain Wertheimer, CEO of Chanel, said: “Thanks to his creative genius, generosity and exceptional intuition, Karl Lagerfeld was ahead of his time, which widely contributed to the House of Chanel’s success throughout the world. Today, not only have I lost a friend, but we have all lost an extraordinary creative mind to whom I gave carte blanche in the early 1980s to reinvent the brand.” 
 

 




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