Karl Lagerfeld, who turned around the world of fashion with his innovative ideas and creativity died at the age of 85. Known for his dark glasses, a silver ponytail and fingerless gloves -- Lagerfeld became the most recognizable man and a celebrated fashion designer in the 20th century.
Before taking on Chanel, he was working in Paris under Pierre Balmain in the 1950s and later moved to the House of Patou. He also had stints as a freelancer for Chloé and was then hired by Fendi in 1967 as a consultant director. Donatella Versace, took to her Instagram handle and called him a genius who "touched the lives of so many."
Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities took to their social media account to express their grief.
Miss Malini wrote: "RIP to a legendary icon @KarlLagerfeld, Creative Director of @CHANEL. You will be missed, never replaced and always remembered for your genius vision. ♥️ #rip #karllagerfeld #chanel@ [sic]
Manish Malhotra tweeted: "An end to an era!! #monsieur #legendary #chanel #KarlLagerfeld 19th February 2019" [sic]
Athiya Shetty wrote: "RIP to the best there was #karllagerfeld 💔'' [sic]
Victoria Beckham also wrote: ''So incredibly sad to hear this. Karl was a genius and always so kind and generous to me both personally and professionally. RIP 💔x vb'' [sic]
German actress Diane Kruger wrote on her Instagram: "Karl.....I cannot tell you how much you meant to me and how much I will miss you ♥️ I will never forget your kindness towards me, your laughs, your imagination ♥️ I came to France to see you this week and introduce you to my daughter...I’m heartbroken I was too late ♥️ Rest In Peace, I adore you ♥️" [sic]
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