Karl Lagerfeld (Feb. 19, age 85)
Karl Lagerfeld, one of fashion industry’s most influential and recognizable fashion designers of the 20th century, died on Tuesday at the age of 85.
On Tuesday morning news broke that the German designer best known for his work as the creative director of Chanel died in Paris. Rumors had been swirling about his health after he was noticed to be absent from his Chanel show in late January, due to what the fashion house described as “tiredness.”
Lagerfeld was recognized for his dark glasses, silver ponytail and fingerless gloves, which led him to gain the reputation as the most recognizable man in fashion and one of its most outspoken.