Karl Lagerfeld Dies; Fashion Supremo & Chanel Creative Director Was 85

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Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld died today in Paris. He was 85.

His death was announced by Chanel. Lagerfeld was the creative director of Chanel, and is said to have been unwell for weeks. However, he was working up until his death.

Lagerfeld appeared in many movies as himself including Ben Stiller’s fashion comedy Zoolander.

Deadline sister title WWD said that the German designer was giving instructions to his team at Fendi for its forthcoming fall collection, which is due to take place later this week. He did not take a bow at Chanel’s recent couture show in January.

He directed a number of commercials and short films for the fashion brand including The Return in 2013 with Rupert Everett, Once and Forever with Kristen Stewart in 2015 and Reincarnation with Cara Delevinge and Pharrell Williams in 2014.

He was given a special thanks in Blue Jasmine for creating Chanel jackets for Cate Blanchett, and he was the voice of Fabu in Totally Spies! The Movie.

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