Chanel Fashion Designer, Karl Lagerfeld, Has Died at Age 85 – Cause of Death, Unknown Facts, Celebs’ Tribute and Rare Pictures

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Chanel fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, has died at age 85. Keep on reading Nexter.org to know more.

The cause of death

The iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died in Paris, France.

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The German-born couturier and photographer died on Tuesday, The Associated Press and Agence-France Presse reported, citing representatives of Chanel, where he worked as creative director. He was 85.

The German-born designer had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, and died after being rushed to a hospital, a source said. The designer had been unwell for several weeks, and had missed a number of fashion shows.

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His decision to helm Chanel, founded by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, turned him into one of the most celebrated fashion designers of the 20th century.

Sporting dark suits, white, pony-tailed hair and tinted sunglasses in his later years that made him instantly recognizable, even outside the court of haute couture.

Fashion guru and father of brands

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Lagerfeld – dubbed ‘Kaiser Karl’ and ‘Fashion Meister’ – was worshiped like a god in fashion circles around the world up until his death.  He was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, designed collections for his own brand and collaborated with high street brand H&M.

He was famously close to his cat, and as recently as last April, he told Numéro magazine that he wanted to be buried with his pet. 

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He was famous for his sharp tongue

Occasionally his sharp tongue has stirred controversies, though he also had a flair for a good soundbite.

‘I’m a kind of fashion nymphomaniac who never gets an orgasm,’ he said in 1984, asked about what he felt after a fashion show.

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In 2012, he said about singer Adele: ‘She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice’.

After the 2011 Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, he said Kate has a ‘nice silhouette’, but that sister Pippa Middleton ‘struggles’.

Celebs’ tribute

Many fashion industry heavyweights have paid tribute to Lagerfeld, including Italian designer Donatella Versace.

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Designer Henry Holland also posted a tribute on social media, using one of Lagerfeld’s own quotes.

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Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council, said: “We are deeply saddened to learn the news of Karl Lagerfeld’s passing today. His unrivaled contribution to the fashion industry changed the way women dress and perceive fashion. He inspired generations of young designers and will continue to do so.”

Victoria Beckham hailed Karl Lagerfeld a “genius” as she led the tributes to the fashion powerhouse after news of his death.

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“So incredibly sad to hear this,” she posted. “Karl was a genius and always so kind and generous to me both personally and professionally. .”


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Iconic Chanel Fashion Designer, Karl Lagerfeld, Has Died at Age 85 - Cause of Death, Unknown Facts, Celebs' Tribute and Rare Pictures
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