Priyanka Chopra on Tuesday evening shared a story on her Instagram to pay her tribute to the fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld who breathed his last on Tuesday in a Paris hospital. The news of his death left many celebrities around the world sad and they paid their condolences through social media post. Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra also took to Instagram to share a picture of the iconic Fashion designer and wrote, "Remembering Karl Lagerfeld. His brilliance and path-breaking contribution to the world of fashion will continue to inspire young minds everywhere."
In the picture, Karl Lagerfeld is seen in his trademark white collared shirt and silver ponytail while at his work desk. The photograph as Priyanka Chopra reveals was clicked by eminent photographer Annie Leibovitz. Check out the post here-
Lagerfeld's fashion career in high fashion started in the 1950s as Pierre Balmain's assistant. During his time with the popular label, the designer won top prize in the coats category at an International Wool Secretariat design competition with Yves Saint Laurent. In the 1970s, he began collaborating with Roman haute couture house Curiel, as well as Fendi, for which he served as a creative director up till now. He also gave the Italian brand its iconic 'F and reverse F' logo. In 1983, Lagerfeld began his most prominent role by taking over as Chanel's creative director.
On Tuesday, the brand released a statement on Facebook, stating that it "benefited from his talent for all the branding campaigns related to fashion since 1987". "Thanks to his creative genius, generosity and exceptional intuition, Karl Lagerfeld was ahead of his time, which widely contributed to the House of Chanel's success throughout the world. Today, not only have I lost a friend, but we have all lost an extraordinary creative mind to whom I gave carte blanche in the early 1980s to reinvent the brand," Alain Wertheimer, CEO of Chanel, said.
Also, the brand announced that Virginie Viard, director of Chanel's Fashion Creation Studio, has been named Lagerfeld's successor. She has worked with the legendary designers for over 30 years.
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