Tributes are pouring in after news emerged that eminent German creative director and style icon Karl Lagerfeld passed away at the age of 85.
The news comes a month after Karl, who was also known as an artist, photographer and caricaturist, missed the recent Chanel haute couture showings in Paris, and rumours swirled that he was in poor health.
With his passing, Karl now joins Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel at the echelons of the maison’s lustrous history, after having worked tirelessly at the brand since 1983, a decade after Chanel’s passing. In his stead, Virginie Viard, director of Chanel’s design studio whom he had worked with for more than 30 years, is slated to take over.
Text: Ho Guo Xiong / Additional reporting: Aaron Kok
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