Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic fashion designer and artistic director of Chanel, has died at the age of 85 from pancreatic cancer.
Lagerfeld’s career took off upon his move to Paris in 1954 after a hand-drawn wool coat earned him an apprenticeship with Pierre Balmain. He worked for Chloe in the mid-60s, and then it was on to Chanel. Lagerfeld also served as creative director for Fendi as well as designing for his own label.
I personally grew to appreciate Lagerfeld’s use of layering in his designs as well as the blending of bold colors with neutrals. He influenced the world of fashion for decades and will be greatly missed.
Rest in Peace Karl Lagerfeld…
(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)