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Celebrity Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld Dies at The Age of 85 After Prolonged Illness

Celebrity fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has passed away at the age of 85

Published: February 19, 2019 6:34 PM IST

By Buzz Desk | Edited by Taru Bhatia

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Karl Lagerfeld Photo Credit: Instagram/ @karllagerfeld

Celebrity fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who was known for his signature style statement, has passed away at the age of 85 after a prolonged illness. He was the creative director of the luxury brand Chanel and died on Tuesday, February 19.

His death comes barely a month after he failed to greet the audience at the end of a Chanel fashion show in Paris as he was feeling tired.

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Known for his trademark, white hair, black sunglasses, fingerless gloves and high starched collars, he was the creative director of the French luxury fashion house Chanel since 1983. He was also the creative director of the Italian fur and leather goods fashion house Fendi and his own eponymous fashion label.

He has ruffled feathers with controversial opinions on everything from Adele’s weight to Kim Kardashian’s 2016 robbery. A couple of months back, he slammed the #MeToo Movement asking models not to get in the profession if they “don’t want” their “pants pulled about”.

In a candid interview with Numero magazine, the bristly designer, bluntly said that he is “fed up” with the #MeToo movement. “What shocks me most in all of this are the starlets who have taken 20 years to remember what happened. Not to mention the fact there are no prosecution witnesses,” Lagerfeld was quoted as saying. (As reported by IANS)

Further speaking about the outpouring number of models speaking up about harassment incidents they’ve experienced over the years, he went to criticise new regulations that have been adopted by quite a few photo studios and modelling agencies with the interest of protecting young models.

And, then the most controversial statement came, where Lagerfeld said,  “It’s unbelievable. If you don’t want your pants pulled about, don’t become a model! Join a nunnery, there’ll always be a place for you in the convent. They’re recruiting even!”

With inputs from ANI

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