The German creative director and fashion designer passed away in February this year.
Celebrities from the fashion world and beyond turned out in their droves at Milan Fashion Week to pay their respects to the late Karl Lagerfeld at the Fendi fashion show. Lagerfeld first started working with the Italian fashion label in 1965. Stars including entrepreneur Olivia Palermo and model Olivia Culpo attended the Fendi autumn/winter 2019 catwalk, while models Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber took part in the show.
"We should be talking about the people alive, in power, ruling the world who are hurting, destroying far more lives than this man who has passed only yesterday"
Plenty of words get overused, especially in the hyperbolic world of fashion, filled with hot air and air-kissing in equal measure. “Genius” and “iconic” are my main bugbears – the former should be used sparingly, about folk such as Azzedine Alaïa (a genius craftsman) or maybe Tom Ford (a genius at marketing, let's not beat about the bush). The latter should only be used if you have, say, an unfolding triptych of a medieval saint pasted onto the front of a coat: Jean Paul Gaultier, incidentally, did that in 1997. And it was, indeed, iconic.“Outstanding” is an odd word though. What does it really mean? I mean it obviously means to stand out, but in the realm of fashion, when so many designers are jostling, constantly, to make themselves heard above the bubbling masses, how does a designer achieve that? I guess it means doing something over and above the ordinary – the ordinary being to cobble together some good clothes and send them down a catwalk a few times a year.
"There is no marriage, yet, for human beings and animals ... I never thought I would fall in love like this with a cat."
Virginie Viard has been named as Karl Lagerfeld’s successor at Chanel following news of the former creative director’s death on Tuesday. Dubbed Lagerfeld’s “right hand woman”, Viard previously held the role of fashion creation studio director at the French fashion house. Viard has been by Lagerfeld’s side at Chanel for more than three decades, ensuring that the label runs smoothly.
Having been at the helm of Chanel since 1983 until his death on Tuesday, Karl Lagerfeld has dressed everyone from A-listers to supermodels and royalty.The German-born artistic director once said of the Queen: “She is never ridiculous; she is flawless. For this job, in our day, she is perfect.”He reportedly even begged his parents to buy him his first TV set so he could watch Her Majesty’s coronation in 1953.Princess Diana dressed head-to-toe in Chanel for her first official to Paris in 1988 and owned a number of now iconic pastel skirt suits.She reportedly no longer wanted to wear accessories with the interlocking double C logo after her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996. The initials apparently reminded her of Charles and his then-lover Camilla Parker Bowles, but she did continue to wear her couture pieces.Camilla, now Duchess of Cornwall, has stayed loyal to a pair of monochrome pumps by the French fashion house for more than a decade now.But it’s not just the older generation who have worn the fashion house’s wares. The Duchess of Cambridge thrilled when she wore a tweed Chanel coat dress and burgundy enamel bag for a visit to Paris in 2017.While the Duchess of Sussex hasn’t publicly worn any of Lagerfeld’s pieces as a member of the Royal Family, the mum-to-be has been spotted carrying the Chanel ‘Gabrielle’ bag previously.Take a look at all the royals who have worn Chanel.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:21 of Karl Lagerfeld’s most memorable (and controversial) quotesKarl Lagerfeld’s legacy: The Chanel designer’s career in picturesKarl Lagerfeld dead at 85 – celebrities pay tribute to Chanel’s legendary designer
Less than an hour after news broke of the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld on Tuesday, animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) released a statement that left some people shocked and disgusted. Karl Lagerfeld defended his right to use furs and exotic animal skins in his designs despite PETA’s repeated protests. “Karl Lagerfeld has gone, and his passing marks the end of an era when fur and exotic skins were seen as covetable.
With the passing of design legend Karl Lagerfeld the fashion world has fallen into mourning for the man who helmed Chanel and Fendi as creative director. The designer, who has been remembered in an outpouring of tributes, has left an indelible legacy.
Today it was confirmed that Chanel’s long-standing creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, has passed away at the age of 85 after missing two haute couture shows in January due to ill health. His absence was notable given he had never previously missed a bow at the end of any of his shows during his tenure.
The frantic buzz of fashion month has quietened, as the industry mourns the loss of Karl Lagerfeld.Dubbed one of the world’s most prolific designers, the 85-year-old revolutionised the face of fashion over the course of his seven decade-long career. After stints at Jean Patou and Chloé, Lagerfeld finally found his footing at Chanel – undoubtedly his most famous move.Having presided over the French fashion house for more than 30 years (with as many as eight collections a year), he saved the company from financial ruin courtesy of his now-famous rebrand of the interlocking CC logo.Further demonstrating his sartorial know-how and starry connections, the designer is also widely hailed for his five-decade reign at Fendi where he joined as head of womenswear and furs back in 1965.From his very first freelance job to the designer’s most famous star-studded runways, we take a look back at Karl Lagerfeld’s illustrious career in pictures.
Alexa Chung, Victoria Beckham, Donatella Versace and Diane Kruger are among those who have paid tribute to the legendary designer.
Karl Lagerfeld graduated from king to pharaoh last week with a show staged among the ruins of the Temple of Dendur, an Egyptian shrine that was moved from the Nubian desert and now dominates a huge room at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, with views of Central Park. The temple and its setting are a mix of antique and 1970s modernism, and this is plainly what inspired Chanel’s latest Métiers d’Art show. The invitation showed gold scarab beetles and ankhs on a background of retro graffiti, giving the audience a clue to what to expect.
You don’t need to keep up with the seasons or understand the who’s who of the FROW to appreciate a Chanel runway, as Karl Lagerfeld is famous for putting on a show.For SS16, the French fashion house transformed the Grand Palais into the world’s chicest airport as models checked in clutching quilted suitcases and faux passports.Fast forward to AW18 and show attendees found themselves in the woods, as wrapped-up models looked autumn-ready, as they crunched through a leaf-laden runway.This season was of course no exception.For SS19, the Paris landmark was unrecognisable as picture-perfect lifeguards took to their posts against the shore. Straw hat-clad models sauntered past – their bare feet treading through the sand. Two words: Instagram central.From a botanical garden made entirely from paper to a quintessentially English garden, feast your eyes on some of the most spectacular Chanel Fashion Week catwalks to date.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: The chicest street style looks to copy from Paris Fashion Week10 London Fashion Week trends you’ll want to wear immediatelyCelebrities at Fashion Week 2018