KARACHI: Celebrated fashion designer and creative director of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, has passed away at the age of 85 in Paris.
According to CNN, rumors of his ill-health started circulating when he didn’t make to the Chanel show in late January.
Rarely seen without dark glasses and sporting a silver ponytails and fingerless gloves, Lagerfeld has been with Chanel since 1983.
Born in Germany, he won a women’s wear design competition in 1954 and started his early work in Paris with Pierre Balmain. He had also worked as a freelancer for Chloé before being hired by Fendi in 1967.