Popular Chanel fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is dead.
The artistic director who reinvented Chanel died at the age of 85.
His death was confirmed by Chanel label on Tuesday.
The cause of death is not yet known.
Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Fashion at Chanel also confirming his death on Instagram said: “Fashion show after fashion show, collection after collection, Karl Lagerfeld left his mark on the legend of Gabrielle Chanel and the history of the House of Chanel.
“He steadfastly promoted the talent and expertise of Chanel’s ateliers and Métiers d’Art, allowing this exceptional know-how to shine throughout the world. The greatest tribute we can pay today is to continue to follow the path he traced by to quote Karl‘continuing to embrace the present and invent the future’.”
Fashion designers also trooped to Instagram in paying tributes to the legendary designer;
Designer Donatella Versace posted a photograph of herself and Lagerfeld on Instagram, writing: “Karl your genius touched the lives of so many, especially Gianni and I.
“We will never forget your incredible talent and endless inspiration. We were always learning from you.”
Victoria Beckham: “So incredibly sad to hear this. Karl was a genius and always so kind and generous to me both personally and professionally. RIP.”
Designer and creative director of Dior Homme Kim Jones said: “Total respect, rest in peace.”