Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85

Superstar style designer Karl Lagerfeld has died, aged 85.

The programmer, that had been the director for Fendi and Chanel, was among the most prolific figures of the industry, also worked until his departure.

Lagerfeld and street manufacturer H&M designed collections and collaborated.

The designer had overlooked numerous fashion shows, and was unwell for many weeks.

Tribute has been paid by fashion business heavyweights to Lagerfeld.

Designer Henry Holland posted a tribute using among Lagerfeld quotations.

Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council, stated:”We’re profoundly saddened to find out the information of Karl Lagerfeld’s departure now. His contribution to the fashion industry changed the way girls perceive and dress style. He inspired generations of young designers and will keep doing so.”

He had been born Karl Otto Lagerfeldt at 1933. Lagerfeld changed his first surname out of Lagerfeldt, since he thought it seemed”more commercial”.

He emigrated to Paris and eventually become a layout assistant for Pierre Balmain, before working from the 1960s in Chloe and Fendi.

However, the designer was known for his affiliation with the label Chanel.

Later Coco Chanel expired, he started his career with the style house in 1983. Lagerfeld’s designs brought new life including glitz into the tweed matches the house was famous for.

Lagerfeld worked tirelessly churning out collections such as the Fendi along with his label up until his departure of LVMH.

Designers encouraged, such as Victoria Beckham, who commended him.

Lagerfeld was famous for his appearance in his later years wearing suits.

Lagerfeld said of his look:”I’m just like a caricature of myselfand I enjoy this.”