Flowers are laid in tribute to late German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld outside the French fashion house Chanel, in Paris, on February 19, 2019. – German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85, it was announced on February 19, 2019. Photography GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images

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.

pharrell Williams

virgil abloh

donatella versace

david beckham

alessandro michele

marc jacobs

kaia gerber

naomi campbell

bella hadid

ryan seacrest

kim kardashian-west

kris jenner