End of An Era

The world was saddened to hear of the death of Karl Lagerfeld, 85, in Paris this morning.

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He was the Creative Director for Chanel for more than 30 years, since 1983.

An extraordinary creative individual, Karl Lagerfeld reinvented the brand’s codes created by Gabrielle Chanel: the CHANEL jacket and suit, the little black dress, the precious tweeds, the two-tone shoes, the quilted handbags, the pearls and costume jewelry. Regarding Gabrielle Chanel, he said, “My job is not to do what she did, but what she would have done. The good thing about Chanel is it is an idea you can adapt to many things.”

~ House of Chanel

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Chanel has confirmed that Virginie Viard, Director of CHANEL’s Fashion Creation Studio and Karl Lagerfeld’s closest collaborator for more than 30 years, “has been entrusted by [Chanel chief executive] Alain Wertheimer with the creative work for the collections, so that the legacy of Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld can live on.”

In tribute, I’ll be carrying my vintage Chanel handbag today with my CC perfume scarf around my neck.

Although the term Icon is bandied about indiscriminately, Karl Lagerfeld truly was one.

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3 Comments

  1. jade bevan
    February 20, 2019
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    amazing blog post! loved this 🙂

    jadieegosh

  2. He was a design genius. I wonder if we’ll ever see another designer who comes even comes close to acheiving what KL did.

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