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Tributes to Karl Lagerfeld remember the late designer's warmth, wit and kindness

‘He leaves behind an extraordinary legacy.’

FOLLOWING A SHORT period of ill health, Karl Lagerfeld passed away today at the age of 85.

Karl Lagerfeld died at the age of 85 years. Source: SVEN SIMON

Announcing the news, the House of Karl Lagerfeld expressed their deep regret over his death.

“He was one of the most influential and celebrated designers of the 21st century and an iconic, universal symbol of style,” they wrote on an Instagram post which has been liked almost 900,000 times in just three hours.

Driven by a phenomenal sense of creativity, Karl was passionate, powerful and intensely curious. He leaves behind an extraordinary legacy as one of the greatest designers of our time, and there are no words to express how much he will be missed.

Considered one of the most influential and easily recognised figures within the fashion industry, his death has been met with an outpouring of grief on social media in the hours that followed the announcement.

From Donatella Versace to Kristen Stewart, heartfelt tributes have flooded in for Chanel’s creative director since the news broke earlier today.

While there is little doubt that the late designer divided opinion over the course of his career, today those who knew him were keen to acknowledge his creativity, ingenuity and generosity of spirit, with many also paying tribute to the kindness he extended them.

 

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Cher Karl Cher maître Votre Présence si vibrante, votre profonde gentillesse, l’intérêt et la curiosité que vous aviez pour les gens et le monde m’ont profondément touchée. Ce que vous laissez est Vivant, Lumineux, Eclatant. Le mot Génie vous habillait à la perfection. Merci pour la beauté, l’humour, la poésie, l’authenticité, l’excellence, la passion et l’amour. Merci d’avoir tant donné à la France. Et à l’Art. Je vous souhaite un merveilleux et paisible voyage. Avec tout mon amour. ♥️♥️♥️ Marion Dear Karl Dear maestro Your Being was so vibrante, your profound kindness, your curiosity of the world and humanity touched me so deeply. What you have left is Alive, Luminous and Bright. The world Genius suits you perfectly. Thank you for the beauty, the humor, the poetry, the authenticity, the excellence, the passion and the love. Thank you for giving so much to France. And to Art. I wish you a wonderful and peaceful journey. With all my love.♥️♥️♥️ Marion

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Rest in peace 🖤

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