It is a sad day for everyone in the fashion world. Today, we lost not only the creative director of Chanel but also a man who has greatly influenced this community, Karl Lagerfeld.
Karl was admitted to a hospital in Paris, France on Monday and passed away today, February 19th, 2019.
Speculations of his health deteriorating began in January when Karl missed two of the Chanel Haute Couture shows. At the time, Chanel put out a statement saying “Mr Lagerfeld, artistic director of Chanel, who was feeling tired, asked Virginie Viard, director of the creative studio of the house, to represent him.”
Since then, numerous rumours have been spreading throughout social media about Karl’s health and position at Chanel. Many of us fans assumed that he would retire or take a leave of absence. We never thought that just a month later, we would lose one of the most influential, creative geniuses of our time.
Rest in peace to Karl. May his legacy live on forever in the fashion community as well as in our hearts.