Karl Lagerfeld Has Died At 85 & Celebs Are Paying Tribute To The Fashion Icon

Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director and designer who’s worked with ChanelFendi, and his eponymous label, has passed away at 85.

There is no cause of death, but multiple outlets have reported and his fashion house confirmed the news. This comes about a month after the fashion industry icon missed Chanel’s spring 2019 haute couture show in Paris on January 22. Following that, rumors of his declining health swirled.

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Unkle Karl is quite possibly one of the most recognizable controversial faces in fashion, with his unique white coiffed hair, black sunglasses, and fingerless gloves. In his passing, the German designer also leaves behind his iconic fluffy cat Choupette.

In 2018, the legend drew controversy for his comments on the #MeToo movement that had many models and activists upset. He said, among other things:

“What shocks me most in all of this are the starlets who have taken 20 years to remember what happened. Not to mention the fact there are no prosecution witnesses.”

Since his death, celebrities have uploaded tributes to social media about the man who will go down in history for reviving and shaping notable high fashion brands:

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Every time I try and write about this man, all i do is cry. He changed my life, he believed in me when so many others didn’t including myself. He also introduced me to some of the most important and special people in my life. He is a visionary, a genius but more than that…. a dear friend. Outside of fashion, he was one of the most interesting and caring men I have ever met. I am so lucky and grateful to have had him in my life, worked with him and been able to spend time with him…. Although now, I wish it had been more. His legacy will live on forever. I miss you more than I could ever try and describe. I wish I had been able to tell you how much you meant to me. I love you @karllagerfeld all I can say is thank for the bottom of my heart 💔💔💔

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KARL.

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The goat sleeps

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His creativity and vision will be missed.

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Feb 19, 2019 5:23am PDT