Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85 – celebrities pay tribute to Chanel's legendary designer

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor
Karl Lagerfeld has passed away at the age of 85. [Photo: Getty]

Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85.

The Chanel artistic director died in the American Hospital of Paris this morning after being rushed to hospital on Monday night, according to French media reports.

No cause of death has been confirmed, but it’s thought Lagerfeld had been suffering from ill health for a number of weeks.

Concerns about the German-born designer’s condition arose on 22 January 2019, when he missed two of Chanel’s haute couture shows in Paris.

At the time, Chanel issued a statement explaining that the designer was “tired.”  

Celebrities and fellow designers are paying tribute to the fashion giant, including both David and Victoria Beckham, Elton John, Penelope Cruz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian, Cindy Crawford, Alexa Chung and fellow designers Donatella Versace and Stella McCartney.