Fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld dies in Paris

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Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, the rockstar designer behind the rebirth of Chanel and Fendi, has died in Paris. He was 85. According to French magazine Closer, the German-born designer was not keeping well and breathed his last on Tuesday in a Paris hospital. The cause of his death was not immediately known.

The design supremo, who was equally popular for his personal style and was always photographed in his trademark white collared shirt, wide black tie, black sport coat, black glasses, fingerless black leather gloves and silver ponytail, leaves a lasting legacy behind.

He was behind creating the glamorous on-stage looks for various pop stars such as Madonna and Kylie Minogue.  In addition to his creative duties, Lagerfeld also provided editorial work for print publications like V Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar and various international editions of Vogue.

The news of Lagerfeld’s death left many in the fashion and cinema industry heartbroken. Indian fashion designer Manish Malhotra said Lagerfeld’s death was the “end of an era.”  He is survived by his beloved cat, Choupette, who has its Instagram handle.

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