Creative director for luxury fashion brands like Coco Chanel and Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld died in Paris on Tuesday after an illness that lasted weeks. Bollywood celebrities including actresses Priyanka Chopra, Sushmita Sen, Athiya Shetty and Neha Dhupia and Indian couturiers Rohit Bal and Manish Malhotra remembered the German Fashion Icon who is described as one of “the most influential and celebrated” fashion designers of the 21st century.
Taking to her Instagram handle, Priyanka shared a picture of the legend in which he can be seen contemplating over a piece he seemed to be painting, with a paintbrush in the mouth as he sat lost in thought. Karl can be seen donning an all-white ensemble and completed the look with his signature low ponytail. Priyanka captioned the picture as, “Remembering Karl Lagerfeld. His brilliance and pathbreaking contribution to the world of fashion will continue to inspire young minds everywhere” (sic).
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Sharing a quote of his on her Twitter handle, actress Neha Dhupia tweeted a picture of Karl, in his distinctive look wearing dark suits paired with a ponytail and black sunglasses, and captioned it, “RIP #KarlLagerfeld … fashion just lost an icon … “I am very much down to earth, just not this earth” …” (sic).
With a broken heart emoji, Athiya Shetty tweeted, “RIP to the best there was #karllagerfeld” (sic).
Calling herself his biggest fan ever, former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen paid her tribute to him on Instagram with a caption that read, “What a brilliant Man & a celebrated life!!!👏😍 Godspeed @karllagerfeld Rest in peace THE LEGEND!!!🙏 #respect #love #remembered #cherished #chanel #fendi #class #fashion #timeless #biggestfanever #duggadugga” (sic).
For Indian designers Rohit Bal and Manish Malhotra, Karl’s death marked end of an era. Talking to IANS, Rohit Bal said, “We will miss the genius and the eccentricity of Karl Lagerfeld, a legend who has an incredible individual sense of style. One of the greats in the history of global fashion influencers. May his soul rest in peace… in fashion heaven.”