Karl Lagerfeld passed away at the age of 85, BBC News reports.
Karl “emigrated to Paris as a young teenager, and became a design assistant for Pierre Balmain, before working at Fendi and Chloe in the 1960s. He was born Karl Otto Lagerfeldt in 1933 in pre-war Germany. Lagerfeld changed his original surname from Lagerfeldt, because he believed it sounded “more commercial”. He began his long career with the fashion house in 1983, a decade after Coco Chanel died. Lagerfeld’s designs brought new life to the label, adding glitz to the prim tweed suits the couture house was known for. Lagerfeld worked tirelessly, simultaneously churning out collections for LVMH’s Fendi and his own label, up until his death.
Lagerfeld was known for his distinctive look in his later years, regularly wearing dark suits, accessorized with a pony-tail and tinted sunglasses.”
Rest in peace to a fashion industry revolutionary.
Article Credit: BBC News