Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85

According to reports from France, the German fashion designer has passed away from ill health.

He was reportedly struggling with ill health in the past few weeks.

Lagerfeld was the creative director of Chanel and Italian house Fendi. One of the most prolific figures in the fashion industry, Lagerfeld was unable to attend his end-of-show bow at Chanel’s Paris Fashion Week show in January.

We will update this post as we learn more.

Update: (3pm GMT) A statement has been released on Karl Lagerfeld’s Instagram. The post reads: “The House of KARL LAGERFELD shares, with deep emotion and sadness, the passing of its creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, on February 19, 2019, in Paris, France.”

“He leaves behind an extraordinary legacy as one of the greatest designers of our time, and there are no words to express how much he will be missed.” Read the full post below.