The German creative director and fashion designer passed away in February this year.
Every year pundits around the world make pronouncements about the end of something - television, radio, newspapers etc. In the world of people who like clothes, it is now the turn of the fashion industry. Is fashion, the influential social phenomenon of telling you what to wear, when and why, finally dead? And if it is, does it really matter?
"We should be talking about the people alive, in power, ruling the world who are hurting, destroying far more lives than this man who has passed only yesterday"
"There is no marriage, yet, for human beings and animals ... I never thought I would fall in love like this with a cat."
It is with deep sadness that the House of CHANEL announces the passing of Karl Lagerfeld, the Creative Director for the CHANEL Fashion House since 1983.
Less than an hour after news broke of the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld on Tuesday, animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) released a statement that left some people shocked and disgusted. Karl Lagerfeld defended his right to use furs and exotic animal skins in his designs despite PETA’s repeated protests. “Karl Lagerfeld has gone, and his passing marks the end of an era when fur and exotic skins were seen as covetable.
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Alexa Chung, Victoria Beckham, Donatella Versace and Diane Kruger are among those who have paid tribute to the legendary designer.
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