Karl Lagerfeld Dies at 85, Designer Who Defined Luxury Fashion

Karl Lagerfeld at the Chanel Autumn 2017 haute couture show in Paris | Source: German haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the global fashion industry for over half a century, has died at the age of 85. Mr. Lagerfeld was the creative director for Chanel as well as Fendi, and was known for being a powerhouse force in the industry as well as a beloved friend to many celebrities, models, and fellow designers. Lagerfeld described his first collections for Chanel as reflecting a modern and “chic-sexy” approach, with longer and thinner proportions, unlike Coco’s boxy-proportioned precedent. For his spring 1984 ready-to-wear show, he re-imag

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