“It is with deep sadness that the House of Chanel announces the passing of Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director for the Chanel Fashion House since 1983,” Chanel said in a statement.
With his extraordinary creative personality, Karl Lagerfeld has reinvented throughout his inspiration the codes of the brand created by Gabrielle Chanel: the Chanel jacket and suit, the little black dress, the precious tweeds, the two-tone shoes, the quilted bags, pearls, and costume jewelry. He said of Gabrielle Chanel: “My job is not doing what she did, but what she could have done. Chanel is an idea that can be reinterpreted indefinitely “.
Cultured and enlightened man of intellect, free in his creation as in his expression, Karl Lagerfeld has explored many artistic horizons, including photography and short films. House of Chanel has benefited from his talent for all fashion image campaigns since 1987.