This morning marks a dark day.
After news erupted across the internet yesterday following the death of Karl Lagerfeld, tributes from friends, family and those whom would never meet the figurehead started to flood social media. Passing away at age 85, the kaiser of fashion was reportedly working up until he had died, directing Thursday’s Fendi show in Milan.
Behind his own namesake brand and Fendi, the designer was most known for his work on Chanel, rising the Parisian fashion house to prominence in 1983. To those who did not know the German-born creative, at best he appeared elusive, but the slew of stories speaking of his generosity, kind heart and humour have surfaced from around the world.
Flower tributes have begun stacking up at the door of the fashion house in Paris while on social media, celebrities and fellow creatives are all paying homage to Lagerfeld.
Rest in peace Karl Lagerfeld. A true fashion maestro and visionary who inspired many. The impact he made and the legacy he left will live on.
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) February 19, 2019
We lost a true legend! You were such an inspiration to the world! You shot my first fashion shoot & I was so nervous to work w such an icon! The world is so much chicer because u existed! I’m beyond honored to have had the opportunity to work w u. U are so loved & will be missed pic.twitter.com/0BSXoLDNN7
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 19, 2019
It was such a thrill and a pleasure to have met you, to have worked with you, and to have experienced the amazing times when you would photograph my girls for your beautiful campaigns. There will never be another like you, my dear friend. You will be truly missed @KarlLagerfeld pic.twitter.com/VBuFZU9BmL
— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) February 19, 2019