In 2011 in Paris, Karl Lagerfeld held a fashion exhibition titled Paris-Bombay, which celebrated Indian saris and the gold palette. Lagerfeld, the head of fashion giant Chanel since 1983 and also Fendi, had until then, never even been to India. According to a news website that reported the event, Lagerfeld had said, “Fantasy is often better than reality. It’s much more inspiring not to go places than to go.”
Lagerfeld passed away at the age of 85, leaving the fashion world bereft of an icon. Bollywood mourned the late fashion mogul today as Sushmita Sen and Huma Qureshi tweeted about the death of the 85-year-old legend. Lagerfeld passed away after protracting a short illness.
Sushmita Sen tweeted, “What a brilliant man and a celebrated life! Godspeed @KarlLagerfeld, rest in peace LEGEND!!”
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 pic.twitter.com/wM8wFOyYhP— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) February 19, 2019
Huma Qureshi tweeted, “Farwell Karl”
Kubbra Sait tweeted a picture of Karl and said, “Rest in peace you genius creator, heavens await you.”
Lagerfeld was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1933 and was the son of a businessman. He majored in drawing and history in Paris. He began to freelance for Chloe in 1964 and collaborated with Fendi in 1965. He was known for his white hair and dark attire.