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Karl Lagerfeld: 1933 - 2019

Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the global fashion industry for over half a century, has died, a source at the French fashion house Chanel said on Tuesday. He was 85.


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Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the global fashion industry for over half a century, has died, a source at the French fashion house Chanel said on Tuesday. He was 85. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the global fashion industry for over half a century, has died, a source at the French fashion house Chanel said on Tuesday. He was 85. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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Karl Lagerfeld at the end of his Spring/Summer 2015 women's ready-to-wear collection for Chanel during Paris Fashion Week.   REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Karl Lagerfeld at the end of his Spring/Summer 2015 women's ready-to-wear collection for Chanel during Paris Fashion Week. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Karl Lagerfeld at the end of his Spring/Summer 2015 women's ready-to-wear collection for Chanel during Paris Fashion Week. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Karl Lagerfeld arrives for his 2011-2012 Cruise collection show for Chanel at the Cap d'Antibes on the French Riviera. 
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Karl Lagerfeld arrives for his 2011-2012 Cruise collection show for Chanel at the Cap d'Antibes on the French Riviera. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Karl Lagerfeld arrives for his 2011-2012 Cruise collection show for Chanel at the Cap d'Antibes on the French Riviera. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
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Karl Lagerfeld walks on the runway during his 2011-2012 Cruise collection show for Chanel. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Karl Lagerfeld walks on the runway during his 2011-2012 Cruise collection show for Chanel. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Karl Lagerfeld walks on the runway during his 2011-2012 Cruise collection show for Chanel. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
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Karl Lagerfeld at the end of his Fall-Winter 2011/2012 women's ready-to-wear fashion collection show for Chanel during Paris Fashion Week. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Karl Lagerfeld at the end of his Fall-Winter 2011/2012 women's ready-to-wear fashion collection show for Chanel during Paris Fashion Week. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Karl Lagerfeld at the end of his Fall-Winter 2011/2012 women's ready-to-wear fashion collection show for Chanel during Paris Fashion Week. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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France's first lady Carla Bruni chats with Karl Lagerfeld after she performed during the German television show 'Wetten dass...?' in Nuremberg, October 2008. REUTERS/Alexandra Beier

France's first lady Carla Bruni chats with Karl Lagerfeld after she performed during the German television show 'Wetten dass...?' in Nuremberg, October 2008. REUTERS/Alexandra Beier

France's first lady Carla Bruni chats with Karl Lagerfeld after she performed during the German television show 'Wetten dass...?' in Nuremberg, October 2008. REUTERS/Alexandra Beier
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Karl Lagerfeld presents a trophy to Britney Spears during the Bambi media awards ceremony in the southwestern German town of Offenburg, November 2008.  REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Karl Lagerfeld presents a trophy to Britney Spears during the Bambi media awards ceremony in the southwestern German town of Offenburg, November 2008. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Karl Lagerfeld presents a trophy to Britney Spears during the Bambi media awards ceremony in the southwestern German town of Offenburg, November 2008. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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Karl Lagerfeld at the end of the spring/summer 2009 women's ready-to-wear show for Chanel in Paris.  
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Karl Lagerfeld at the end of the spring/summer 2009 women's ready-to-wear show for Chanel in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Karl Lagerfeld at the end of the spring/summer 2009 women's ready-to-wear show for Chanel in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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Karl Lagerfeld is surrounded by top models (L-R) American Cindy Crawford, Danish Helena Christensen and German Claudia Schiffer at the end of Chanel's Spring/Summer high fashion show, 1993.    REUTERS/Files

Karl Lagerfeld is surrounded by top models (L-R) American Cindy Crawford, Danish Helena Christensen and German Claudia Schiffer at the end of Chanel's Spring/Summer high fashion show, 1993. REUTERS/Files

Karl Lagerfeld is surrounded by top models (L-R) American Cindy Crawford, Danish Helena Christensen and German Claudia Schiffer at the end of Chanel's Spring/Summer high fashion show, 1993. REUTERS/Files
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Karl Lagerfeld blows a kiss to the crowd after he presented the Chanel Autumn/Winter 1994 fashion collection.   REUTERS/Files

Karl Lagerfeld blows a kiss to the crowd after he presented the Chanel Autumn/Winter 1994 fashion collection. REUTERS/Files

Karl Lagerfeld blows a kiss to the crowd after he presented the Chanel Autumn/Winter 1994 fashion collection. REUTERS/Files
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Naomi Campbell and Stella Tennant for Chanel pose with Karl Lagerfeld after he presented his Spring/Summer 1997.   REUTERS/Files

Naomi Campbell and Stella Tennant for Chanel pose with Karl Lagerfeld after he presented his Spring/Summer 1997. REUTERS/Files

Naomi Campbell and Stella Tennant for Chanel pose with Karl Lagerfeld after he presented his Spring/Summer 1997. REUTERS/Files
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Karl Lagerfeld smiles as a group of models show off the new autumn and winter fashion collection for German mail order house Quelle, after a fashion show in Leipzig, June 1997. The new collection was exclusively designed for Quelle by Karl Lagerfeld.   REUTERS/Files

Karl Lagerfeld smiles as a group of models show off the new autumn and winter fashion collection for German mail order house Quelle, after a fashion show in Leipzig, June 1997. The new collection was exclusively designed for Quelle by Karl Lagerfeld....more

Karl Lagerfeld smiles as a group of models show off the new autumn and winter fashion collection for German mail order house Quelle, after a fashion show in Leipzig, June 1997. The new collection was exclusively designed for Quelle by Karl Lagerfeld. REUTERS/Files
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Fendi's Karl Lagerfeld appears at the end of Fendi's collection at Milan's spring/summer ready-to-wear collection October 1997.  REUTERS/Files

Fendi's Karl Lagerfeld appears at the end of Fendi's collection at Milan's spring/summer ready-to-wear collection October 1997. REUTERS/Files

Fendi's Karl Lagerfeld appears at the end of Fendi's collection at Milan's spring/summer ready-to-wear collection October 1997. REUTERS/Files
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Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel sends kisses to the audience at the end of his Autumn/Winter 2001-2002 haute couture
show.   REUTERS/Files

Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel sends kisses to the audience at the end of his Autumn/Winter 2001-2002 haute couture show. REUTERS/Files

Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel sends kisses to the audience at the end of his Autumn/Winter 2001-2002 haute couture show. REUTERS/Files
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Karl Lagerfeld appears with his models at the end of the Chanel Spring-Summer ready-to-wear women's fashion collection for 2004 in Paris.   REUTERS/Files

Karl Lagerfeld appears with his models at the end of the Chanel Spring-Summer ready-to-wear women's fashion collection for 2004 in Paris. REUTERS/Files

Karl Lagerfeld appears with his models at the end of the Chanel Spring-Summer ready-to-wear women's fashion collection for 2004 in Paris. REUTERS/Files
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Karl Lagerfeld acknowledges the applause at the end of Fendi's Autumn/Winter 2004 women's collection during Milan Fashion Week. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Karl Lagerfeld acknowledges the applause at the end of Fendi's Autumn/Winter 2004 women's collection during Milan Fashion Week. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Karl Lagerfeld acknowledges the applause at the end of Fendi's Autumn/Winter 2004 women's collection during Milan Fashion Week. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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Workers unveil a giant 1,500 square metre advertisement for Swedish fashion retailer H&M showing designer Karl Lagerfeld and U.S. model Erin Wasson on the Unter den Linden boulevard in Berlin, November 2004.  
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Workers unveil a giant 1,500 square metre advertisement for Swedish fashion retailer H&M showing designer Karl Lagerfeld and U.S. model Erin Wasson on the Unter den Linden boulevard in Berlin, November 2004. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Workers unveil a giant 1,500 square metre advertisement for Swedish fashion retailer H&M showing designer Karl Lagerfeld and U.S. model Erin Wasson on the Unter den Linden boulevard in Berlin, November 2004. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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Karl Lagerfeld appears with a model at the end of his Spring/Summer 2007 ready-to-wear show for Chanel in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Karl Lagerfeld appears with a model at the end of his Spring/Summer 2007 ready-to-wear show for Chanel in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Karl Lagerfeld appears with a model at the end of his Spring/Summer 2007 ready-to-wear show for Chanel in Paris. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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Karl Lagerfeld appears with actress and model Lily-Rose Depp at the end of his Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2017 fashion show for Chanel in Paris. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Karl Lagerfeld appears with actress and model Lily-Rose Depp at the end of his Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2017 fashion show for Chanel in Paris. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Karl Lagerfeld appears with actress and model Lily-Rose Depp at the end of his Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2017 fashion show for Chanel in Paris. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Karl Lagerfeld at the end of his Spring/Summer 2017 women's ready-to-wear collection for Chanel during Fashion Week in Paris.REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Karl Lagerfeld at the end of his Spring/Summer 2017 women's ready-to-wear collection for Chanel during Fashion Week in Paris.REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Karl Lagerfeld at the end of his Spring/Summer 2017 women's ready-to-wear collection for Chanel during Fashion Week in Paris.REUTERS/Charles Platiau
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Karl Lagerfeld appears at the end of his Haute Couture Fall Winter 2015/2016 fashion show for Chanel at the Grand Palais in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Karl Lagerfeld appears at the end of his Haute Couture Fall Winter 2015/2016 fashion show for Chanel at the Grand Palais in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Karl Lagerfeld appears at the end of his Haute Couture Fall Winter 2015/2016 fashion show for Chanel at the Grand Palais in Paris. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Karl Lagerfeld talks with U.S. actress Kristen Stewart after the Chanel Cruise Collection 2015/16 fashion show at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Karl Lagerfeld talks with U.S. actress Kristen Stewart after the Chanel Cruise Collection 2015/16 fashion show at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Karl Lagerfeld talks with U.S. actress Kristen Stewart after the Chanel Cruise Collection 2015/16 fashion show at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Karl Lagerfeld appears at the end of his Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 women's ready-to-wear collection for Chanel during Paris Fashion Week. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Karl Lagerfeld appears at the end of his Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 women's ready-to-wear collection for Chanel during Paris Fashion Week. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Karl Lagerfeld appears at the end of his Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 women's ready-to-wear collection for Chanel during Paris Fashion Week. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Karl Lagerfeld appears at the end of his Haute Couture Spring Summer 2015 fashion show for Chanel in Paris. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Karl Lagerfeld appears at the end of his Haute Couture Spring Summer 2015 fashion show for Chanel in Paris. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Karl Lagerfeld appears at the end of his Haute Couture Spring Summer 2015 fashion show for Chanel in Paris. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Karl Lagerfeld and model Cara Delevingne appear at the end of his Fall/Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-to-wear collection show for Chanel at the Grand Palais during Paris Fashion Week. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Karl Lagerfeld and model Cara Delevingne appear at the end of his Fall/Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-to-wear collection show for Chanel at the Grand Palais during Paris Fashion Week. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Karl Lagerfeld and model Cara Delevingne appear at the end of his Fall/Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-to-wear collection show for Chanel at the Grand Palais during Paris Fashion Week. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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