The Industry Pays Respect to The Legacy of Lagerfeld

In light of the sad news, designers, models and muses honor the fashion legend in an outpour of letters via social media.

German creative director, fashion designer, photographer and author- Karl Lagerfeld has revolutionized what we know today as fashion. With a tenure in fashion surpassing thirty years, Lagerfeld has defined luxury for generations of models, creatives and consumers. Sitting as creative director of Chanel, Fendi and his eponymous label, Lagerfeld has stood as the heart of said brands and furthermore established himself as a patriarch to the industry.

The outpour of support from friends, family and collaborators has proven astounding. Hundreds have taken to social media to pay their respect in mourning the loss of the legend. While the world reflects on his contributions to the industry, it has become abundantly clear that Lagerfeld has forever altered the DNA of culture and fashion. Karl Lagerfeld may be gone, but today it has been made clear that his legacy will never be forgotten.


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Karl, I will miss your indescribable presence, watching your calm, quiet, genius mind working, your little jokes, amazing stories, and experiencing the clothes, sets, and productions only you could dream up. Thank you for believing in me and for the beautiful, incredible opportunities you brought to my career, but mostly, thank you for giving me the honor of knowing the magic behind the myth. There will never be another Karl Lagerfeld. I am overwhelmed with sadness today, but also with so much love, admiration, and gratitude for you. To all his beloved friends and colleagues, and his favorite girl Choupette????, my heart is with you. ❤️ Rest In Peace King Karl. I didn’t want this day to come. ????

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Cher Karl, que dire pour exprimer à quel point vous allez nous manquer. The world will never know another force like you. My heart is so heavy today, but so full of gratitude for all that you have taught and done for me. Your kindness, humour, and loyalty will live on in the hearts of those who knew you and your genius will live on forever. I feel so lucky to have been able to work with you so closely, but even luckier to have known your heart and incredible spirit. I will hold every moment spent with you so dear. Words can’t express how much your belief in me has impacted every aspect of my life; it is a gift I could never thank you enough for. You truly made my dreams come true. Thinking of my Chanel family today and all those who knew and loved Karl ❤️ Karl, on vous aime. Merci, merci, merci. Vous êtes éternel.

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Shot by @karllagerfeld #RIP ????

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After my first campaign you were asked on French television what you thought of me and you said you would have to meet me to truly know. I sent the interview to my French girl friend to translate and was elated you knew of my existence. Years later during fashion week in Paris you and your family walked into the restaurant my team and i were in and sat at the table next to us. All i could do was stare as this legend was sitting an arm stretch away. I got up and walked passed your table only to go to the bathroom and check my hair before strutting to your table and introducing myself. You told me you knew who i was and that the grace i walked with reminded you of a young Naomi Campbell. Wow.. those words will ring in my head forever and they tell me that no matter what i need to continue working hard for my dreams. I’m happy i got to know what you thought of me. You’re greatly missed. I’m honoured to have ever been in your presence. Sending my love to the Lagerfeld family, you’re in my prayers ????????????

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