Karl Lagerfeld's Hollywood: 10 fabulous Chanel looks at the Oscars

Karl Lagerfeld's Hollywood: 10 fabulous Chanel looks at the Oscars

The long-time creative director of luxury fashion brand, Chanel passed away at 85 reportedly after weeks of ill health; Lagerfeld began his career as an assistant to Pierre Balmain in 1955, joined Chanel in 1983 and spent a record-breaking 36 years at the house.

Italian designer Donatella Versace led the tributes among fashion's leading players as news of Lagerfeld's death broke. Lagerfeld kept Viard at his side during his creative director stint at the French fashion house Chloé between 1992 and 1997.

Back in October, at the close of his Chanel spring/summer 2019 show, Karl Lagerfeld appeared for his traditional post-show bow, hand-in-hand with a tall brunette.

In addition to his pioneering work ethic, Lagerfeld was known for airing his oft controversial opinions. He set about reviving the French maker of perfume and accessories with a modern look on its ready-to-wear lines, helping it become one of the industry's most successful companies. In his over 35 years with the brand, he dressed stars like First Lady Melania Trump, as well as Hollywood royalty like Margot Robbie, Lily Rose Depp and Kristen Stewart, just to name a few.

The 33-year-old Smile hitmaker sported an over-sized hoodie with loose-fitting bottoms as she hit the FROW at the Izzue show during LFW at the BFC Show Space.

"Fashion and culture have lost a major inspiration". "There will never be another Karl Lagerfeld". He also shared his unmarried life in his Parisian mansion with a Siamese cat called Choupette.

"I will miss him so very much", she added. "For me the Venice carnival lasts all year long".

He took its trademark quilted handbags, tweeds, and cardigan jackets and exaggerated them into something more gaudy and refined at the same time, while still true to the spirit of the brand's founder Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel.

Lagerfeld "was ahead of his time, which widely contributed to the Houseof Chanel's success throughout the world", Chanel CEO Alain Wertheimer said in a statement.

The son of an industrialist who made a fortune in condensed milk and his violinist wife, Lagerfeld was born into an affluent family in Hamburg, Germany.

Lagerfeld had also worked for Chloe and H&M, and was an acclaimed photographer, having gone behind the lens for a number of high fashion magazines and for his own fashion campaigns. "I had been warned, 'Do not take Chanel, it's bad", he told Madame Figaro magazine.

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