As the creative director for both Chanel and Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld’s designs prove as difficult to capture into words as his personal style, other than being distinctively Karl. Robin Givhan may have said it best, writing in the Washington Post, “Lagerfeld is not known for popularizing any silhouette or inventing any fashion item. Instead, he transformed the way in which fashion operates and the way in which people relate to it.”
Karl died Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at the age of 86. On Tuesday, March 5th, Chanel will present Karl’s final collection in Paris; Karl’s final Fendi collection was presented during Milan Fall ’19 Fashion Week.
Though he leaves a void in the fashion world, he also leaves a legacy as one of the world’s great creatives and as a fearless designer, continuously pushing the boundaries up until his final days. His strong innovative spirit will inspire for decades.
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