The designer had recently missed two fashion shows Chanel at the Fashion Week in Paris because of "exhaustion". Now the 85-year-old died in a hospital in Paris.
Karl Lagerfeld is dead. The fashion designer died at the age of 85, as the fashion house Chanel announced on Tuesday in Lagerfeld's native city of Hamburg. Like the newspaper Paris match Lagerfeld was admitted to a hospital on Monday and died there on Tuesday morning. A detailed statement from Lagerfeld's management is expected soon.
Karl Lagerfeld has been the creative director of Chanel since 1983. Despite his age, the native of Hamburg designed his collection by collection, not only Chanel but also Fendi and his own label. For more than half a century he was the fashion of choice. He had always been interested in clothes without knowing that it was fashionable, Lagerfeld once said in one of his numerous interviews.
For quite some time there were rumors about the state of health of the fashion designer. For the first time during his time as Creative Director in January, Lagerfeld did not attend Chanel's show at Fashion Week in Paris. The fashion house justified Lagerfeld's absence at that time with the fact that the designer had felt tired and exhausted.
More about this soon on SZ.de
You want to know immediately, if something important happens? Subscribe to the newsletter newsletter free of charge to receive important messages immediately by e-mail. You will also receive our breaking news via our Twitter channel, via RSS feed and in our smartphone apps.