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.
Many have taken to social media to pay tribute, express disbelief and share their favorite memories of Lagerfeld.
See some of the messages below.
Karl Lagerfeld — You will never be forgotten … & forever, you’ll be missed. In recent years, We have and will continue to lose so many legends …. time goes by and inevitably we lose the ones who paved the path before us to thrive . This changes everything …. we have to take responsibility , step in and step up….. we have to use more compassionate resources, we have to sustain, we have to get creative – make something new while honoring the hard work done for us ….. we have to do what pioneers like Karl would want us to do – make big impacts and change the world thru fashion! #NoFur #Sustainability #LoveOnly #NoShame #JustLove
Thank you for everything Karl x pic.twitter.com/UVY28s2K0b
— florence welch (@flo_tweet) February 19, 2019
One of the coolest moments of my career was shooting my 1st high fashion shoot with you as the photographer. Every detail mattered to you. Thank you for the inspiration you’ve given us all. You will truly be missed. Rest In Peace Legend #KarlLagerfeld #Chanel ?? pic.twitter.com/1aChmoWz9a
— Ciara (@ciara) February 19, 2019
— Paloma Faith (@Palomafaith) February 19, 2019
Remembering Karl Lagerfeld. His brilliance and pathbreaking contribution to the world of fashion will continue to inspire young minds everywhere. —
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 19, 2019
Rest In Peace, Karl Lagerfeld. You truly were an inspiration. pic.twitter.com/CPLJQU6nHC
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) February 19, 2019
You brought so much beauty, style and grace to this world. Karl, you will forever be a true legend, an icon, an inspiration. 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, and you will be truly missed. –#KarlLagerfeld @karllagerfeld
Nothing feels right today..at a loss for words and so heartbroken by the loss of Karl. His humor, wit , love and passion for fashion will live on forever. Thank you for the inspiration that you gave to this world and for all of the hearts that you touched in the process. Every time I saw you it felt like the first time & I will miss your hugs so much. I feel so lucky to have been in your presence. Sending my love to the Lagerfeld family and to all closest to him. I am so sorry. We all love you so much .– there are so many things I wish I could say to you but for now I will say goodbye… Rest In Peace KL??
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. —
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 ♥?
Rest in peace, Karl. I remember being so scared to interview you and yet you were in fact incredibly witty and generous. Thank you for inviting me to some of the most glamorous experiences of my life, it was an honour to know you. Oh yeah and thanks for the dry shampoo tip, will always think of you as I powder my wig. ??
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
I went into @vintagecoutureshowroom yesterday and was marveling at and coveting all the @Chanel pieces as usual, they are always so timeless and original and beautiful. After a while I decided on a simple pair of Chanel denim trousers from the 90’s I think. The perfect jeans. Karl Lagerfeld was a true master, artist. Someone who knew him said he wouldn’t want to be told to Rest In Peace so I simply send love ?? and kittens
Karl Lagerfeld. Everyone knew his brilliance. I knew his generosity. His sense of humor . There was nobody who came close. He will be missed by so many. Especially this one. #brilliant #karllagerfeld #chanel I will always have the truest admiration and gratitude for you, Karl. Thank you. I love you. You shared your legacy with me. Allowed my hugs. My kisses. I miss you on earth already — #karllagerfeld #inspiration
It was shot by you — How one can describe with words losing the person he looks up to and aspires the most, source of inspiration and motivation. A true legend that never played by the rules but also set most of the ones people follow today. A person that put his heart so much into his work that the world fell in love with him for generations. You have been a school for all of us, you will always be present, reminding and defining what fashion is. Has been an honor to meet you. Au revoir à un vrai Monsieur, nous t’aimerons pour toujours.
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.
RIP Karl Lagerfeld fashion icon legend no cap ——
— Soulja Boy “Draco” (@souljaboy) February 19, 2019
Sending Love KARL
YOU ARE AMAZING ARTIST,& SWEET MAN,With Wicked Little–Sense Of Humor.—-
You Will Be Missed
— Cher (@cher) February 19, 2019