The Chanel designer died at a French hospital Tuesday morning following a bout of ill health in recent weeks, the French media reports.
Concerns about the German-born designer’s condition arose on Jan. 22, when he missed two of Chanel’s haute couture shows in Paris.
Celebrities and fellow designers are paying tribute to the fashion giant, including Victoria Beckham, first lady Melania Trump, actress Diane Kruger, singer Lily Allen, model Alexa Chung, Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace and celebrity hairdresser Sam McKnight.
Lagerfeld was creative director of French luxury fashion house Chanel since 1983, and he has become associated with the brand in the same way as founder Coco Chanel herself.
He also worked on his own eponymous label and collaborated with Italian fashion house Fendi since 1965, designing furs, clothing and accessories.
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