Karl Otto Lagerfeld, Creative Director at the
He was also a German artist, photographer, and caricaturist who lived in Paris.
In January, he missed the Chanel Haute Couture Show in Paris, fueling speculation about his health.
According to reports, he was admitted to the American Hospital in Paris on Monday night. The course of his death is not yet known.
“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,” said Chanel chief executive officer Alain Wertheimer.
Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful also commented on the icon’s death. “I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Karl Lagerfeld. He has exerted
Lagerfeld was famously uncompromising in his design vision and his influence on the fashion industry is unparalleled. His creativity will be missed but his legacy will influence the fashion world for years to come.