Karl Lagerfeld

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Tuesday morning the sad reports came pouring in that a legend has passed. 
Karl Lagerfeld died at 85.

The fashion icon reigned as Creative Director of Chanel for 36 years. He revived the image of Coco while still adding his own touch to every collection. He also was the head of Fendi since 1965, did a stint at Chloe and more recently started his own line under his own name. 
Before his success, hew just a teenager in Germany who begged his parents to study in Paris, fortunately, they let him go. Lagerfeld won a fashion competition in 1954 that was judged by Hubert de Givenchy and Pierre Balmain. Lagerfeld won best coast, while future rival, Yves Saint Laurent would take home the prize for best gown. This opened doors for the designer and soon after he worked as an assistant at Balmain. And then the rest, is history.

Throughout the years, the fashion world has been in awe of his creativity.  From intricately sequined gowns to his tweed suits every piece of his collections stood out.
Not only were the collections outstanding, but the scenes he set at Chanel's fashion shows.... There have been forests and beaches and airports. Each show has brought something new and exciting to the fashion world. 

Now, just days after his death, Chanel is releasing the name of their new Creative Director. Virginie Viard will be taking over the house. 
She worked alongside Lagerfeld for more than 30 years, many described her as his protege. She's been taught by a fashion favorite and now it's her time to take over Chanel. 
She has some big shoes to fill. 

Images via Vogue Runway.

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