The fashion world is mourning the loss of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld who was 85 and passed away on February 19th.
Lagerfeld was one of the most respected designers in the fashion industry who created legendary collections for Chanel and Fendi. He became the creative director of Chanel in 1983 reviving founder Gabrielle Chanel’s signature tweed skirts and the little black dress. He also gave her popular quilted handbags a new look. Even while giving the Chanel brand a new twist he always stayed true to what Chanel represented; independence, freedom and being modern.
While being the creative director for Chanel, Lagerfeld would design six collections a year which included his Grant Palais sets. In 1965, Lagerfeld became the creative director for Fendi. He was the creative director of fur and ready-to-wear looks for the brand.
He also created a fashion line under his own name but, his work for Chanel became his most iconic work. In 2002, he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and, the British Fashion Council honored him in 2015.
Karl Lagerfeld made a huge impact on the fashion industry, his legacy will always live on.