Rihanna, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and More Share Heartfelt Tributes to Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld
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Karl Lagerfeld walks on the runway during the Chanel 2012 Spring/Summer Haute Couture Collection Show at Shinjuku Gyoen Park on March 22, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan.  

Chanel confirmed the death of the iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld early Tuesday (Feb. 19). The enigmatic couturier has been an influential member in the fashion community for over 50 years, designing for some of the top luxury brands including Fendi, Chloe, Chanel and his self-titled brand.

During his decades-long career, Lagerfeld worked with some of the most high-profile celebrites, including musicians Rihanna, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus.

Many have taken to social media to pay tribute, express disbelief and share their favorite memories of Lagerfeld.

See some of the messages below.


The Godfather. #--

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Ok... the world feels weird. I loved you so much. --

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“Evolution is the secret for the next step” - rest in peace, Karl Lagerfeld ?

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Karl, I will miss your indescribable presence, watching your calm, quiet, genius mind working, your little jokes, amazing stories, and experiencing the clothes, sets, and productions only you could dream up. Thank you for believing in me and for the beautiful, incredible opportunities you brought to my career, but mostly, thank you for giving me the honor of knowing the magic behind the myth. There will never be another Karl Lagerfeld. I am overwhelmed with sadness today, but also with so much love, admiration, and gratitude for you. To all his beloved friends and colleagues, and his favorite girl Choupette--, my heart is with you. ?? Rest In Peace King Karl. I didn’t want this day to come. --

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My heart is broken. Thank you for everything x

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Cher Karl Cher maître Votre Présence si vibrante, votre profonde gentillesse, l’intérêt et la curiosité que vous aviez pour les gens et le monde m’ont profondément touchée. Ce que vous laissez est Vivant, Lumineux, Eclatant. Le mot Génie vous habillait à la perfection. Merci pour la beauté, l’humour, la poésie, l’authenticité, l’excellence, la passion et l’amour. Merci d’avoir tant donné à la France. Et à l’Art. Je vous souhaite un merveilleux et paisible voyage. Avec tout mon amour. ♥?♥?♥? Marion Dear Karl Dear maestro Your Being was so vibrante, your profound kindness, your curiosity of the world and humanity touched me so deeply. What you have left is Alive, Luminous and Bright. The world Genius suits you perfectly. Thank you for the beauty, the humor, the poetry, the authenticity, the excellence, the passion and the love. Thank you for giving so much to France. And to Art. I wish you a wonderful and peaceful journey. With all my love.♥?♥?♥? Marion

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A genius is dead.. a great friend is dead.. so sad I cannot even find the right words.. sorry #karllagerfeld

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Cher Karl, que dire pour exprimer à quel point vous allez nous manquer. The world will never know another force like you. My heart is so heavy today, but so full of gratitude for all that you have taught and done for me. Your kindness, humour, and loyalty will live on in the hearts of those who knew you and your genius will live on forever. I feel so lucky to have been able to work with you so closely, but even luckier to have known your heart and incredible spirit. I will hold every moment spent with you so dear. Words can’t express how much your belief in me has impacted every aspect of my life; it is a gift I could never thank you enough for. You truly made my dreams come true. Thinking of my Chanel family today and all those who knew and loved Karl ?? Karl, on vous aime. Merci, merci, merci. Vous êtes éternel.

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