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Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85

R.I.P: Karl Lagerfeld

FASHION ICON and Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld has reportedly died, at the age of 85.

Various reports in France claim the passing of the German fashion designer, artist and photographer, stating that he died following a period of illness over the last two weeks.

Rumours of his health began after missing two of Chanel’s haute couture shows in Paris on January 22.

At the time, the label said: “Mr Lagerfeld, artistic director of Chanel, who was feeling tired, asked Virginie Viard, director of the creative studio of the house, to represent him.”

The German designer began his career as an assistant to Pierre Balmain in 1955, before joining Chanel in 1983 where he spent 36 years at the Parisian fashion house. He also was creative director for Italian brand Fendi as well as his own fashion label.

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