On Monday evening, Karl Lagerfeld was admitted to an American hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a Paris suburb, as an emergency. On Tuesday evening the shocking news “Karl Lagerfeld is dead”. On Instagram the sympathy of fans of the fashion tsar accumulates. His cat Choupette is also taking the floor on social media.
Fashion designer dies surprisingly in Paris
Nobody would have expected that, on Tuesday Chanel icon Karl Lagerfeld had another appointment in the artelier, which he unfortunately could not attend. The cause of death is believed to be the consequences of pancreatic cancer. Other diseases cannot be ruled out either. At the age of 85, Lagerfeld was still active as a designer for Chanel and embellished the catwalks of the international fashion weeks.
So Sylvie Meis and co. mourn Karl Lagerfeld’s death
Social media has been flooded with sympathy since the news arrived on Tuesday. Sylvie Meis posted a photo of herself and Karl Lagerfeld and wrote under it: “Deeply saddened by Karl Lagerfeld’s passing… forever grateful for your eternal inspiration and greatness. Rest in peace dear Karl.”
Also Diane Kruger says goodbye on Instagram to the fashion fazar “”Karl……I cannot tell you how much you meant to me and how much I will miss you. I will never forget your kindness towards me, your laughs, your imagination. I came to France to see you this week and introduce you to my daughter…I’m heartbroken I was too late. Rest In Peace, I adore you.”
Donatella Versace, a colleague and friend of the fashion designer, also shows compassion in the form of a social media post.
“Karl your genius touched the lives of so many, especially Gianni and I. We will never forget your incredible talent and endless inspiration. We were always learning from you.” – Donatella Versace.
Lagerfeld’s cat Chouepette says goodbye to Instagram
Also his beloved Burma cat and muse Choupette mourns her “Papa”. On Instagram she speaks with her 135k followers in a heartbreaking post.
“It is with great sadness that I confirm that my father Karl Lagerfeld passed away on February 19, 2019. He was a true icon who touched the lives of everyone she came into contact with, especially me. He will live on forever in my now broken heart and in those of all his supporters around the world.
I’m eternally grateful for the life he gave me through adoption. I will never forget the moments we shared through travel, exploration and creation.
The memory of my father Karl Lagerfeld will live on forever through his work and let us never forget the creative genius who now sits in heaven next to Mama Coco Chanel.
In love, Papa Karl’s biggest fan, Choupette.”
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“Currently, (Daddy) Lagerfeld seems happiest in the company of his six-year-old, white-coated Birman cat, Choupette, a “divine,” pampered creature whom the designer wishes, he has said, he could marry.” – @vfvanities 😽 Read the full @vanityfair article via #vfvanities bio link dahhhlings!
What happens with Choupette after Lagerfelds dead?
Many wonder what happens to Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette. Although it has not inherited millions, it will continue to be well provided for in the future. It will probably go back to its original owner Baptiste Giabiconi. Lagerfeld himself cleared up the rumours that she would inherit millions. “With 135,000 followers, Chopette will certainly be able to finance her croquettes herself,” says Karl.
Karl Lagerfeld’s funeral
The funeral will take place exactly as the fashionable tzar wished. He is cremated and scattered together with the ashes of your mother and ex-boyfriend Jacques de Bascher, who died far too early from the consequences of an HIV infection. He had a relationship with Jacques for 18 years, and Lagerfeld never got over the loss. The Chanel fashion house respects Karl Lagerfeld’s last wish and ensures that it is complied with.
Karl Lagerfeld – Quotes from a fashion icon
He was known among other things for his eccentric nature and his unforgettable comments. In memory of one of the most unforgettable fashion designers of the 21st century, we have summarized a few of his most unforgettable quotes:
“In fashion, you have to constantly destroy to renew yourself. “To love what you’ve hated, and to hate what you’ve loved.”
“I love the transitory: fashion is my profession.”
“Whoever wears sweatpants has lost control of his life.”
“Coming out after a show is a good discipline for me. Because I have to make sure I don’t look like an old garden gnome between all those 20-year-olds.”
“Standing on an assembly line, that’s work. What I do is do leisure time with a professional background.”
“Stress? I don’t know that, I just know rhinestones.”
“I demand the 48-hour day. I can’t get by on 24 hours.”
“What I say never lasts more than six months.”
“I am surrounded by young and beautiful people. The sight of ugliness is a horror to me.”
“Fashion is superficial. You have to accept that if you want to make fashion your profession.”
“I don’t like the knackwurst photography. My work is a somewhat more poetic version of reality. I’m not a urologist.”
“My favorite food can only be something you don’t get fat from.”
“Do I look like someone who can cook? I can open a can of Coke Light and that’s that.”
“By the way, I don’t need to shop, since I hardly eat!”
“You have to throw the money out the window to get it back in the door.”
“Whoever is considered beautiful today will hardly be ordered to clean tomorrow.”
“Elegance is similar to mayonnaise: it tastes good or it doesn’t.”
“Youth is a new form of racism, an obsession. It’s the only social injustice that really exists.”
“Vanity is the instinct of self-preservation. And that’s not so unhealthy.”
“Phones are for staff.”
“I don’t trust little men. They are the most vicious, bitter, vindictive of all there are.”
“I find tattoos horrible. They feel like you have to wear a Pucci dress for life.”
Camp field’s amusing quotes about himself
“All I’m saying is a joke. I’m a joke myself.”
“I’ve stayed very grounded. Just not in this world.”
“It’s not like I like myself, but it could be worse.”
“Basically, I never learned anything. I didn’t even graduate from high school and nothing.”
“I’m like a fashion nymphomaniac who never reaches orgasm. I’m never satisfied.”
“I can’t regret anything because I never remember what I once wished for. I’m like a blackboard – everything that doesn’t happens is wiped out.”
“I can, thank God, make fun of myself. Which, of course, doesn’t stop me from making fun of others.”