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Karl Lagerfeld's Death: The Fashion World Remembers the Undisputed Greatest

Celebs and friends including Marc Jacobs, Linda Evangelista, Donatella Versace, Naomi Campbell and more remember the giant.

by Evan Ross Katz
Feb 19 2019, 2:41pm

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Karl Lagerfeld, a behemoth in the worlds of luxury fashion and popular culture, a man identifiable by his mere silhouette, has passed at the age of 85. "It is with deep sadness that the House of CHANEL announces the passing of Karl Lagerfeld, the Creative Director for the CHANEL Fashion House since 1983," a press release read early Tuesday morning.

"Thank you Karl for the most beautiful journey. With all our love. Your Fendi family," the Fendi Instagram account posted on Tuesday morning following the news.

Minutes after his death was confirmed, the outpourings of love from friends, colleagues and admirers alike began flooding social media. From fellow designers including Marc Jacobs, Donatella Versace, and Brandon Maxwell to models including Linda Evangelista, Iman, and Bella Hadid, the loss of Lagerfeld is one of the greatest in modern fashion, and the sheer volume and density of tributes affirms this.

Below, GARAGE rounds up some of fashion's goodbyes to the great Karl Lagerfeld.

Marc Jacobs

Donatella Versace


Naomi Campbell


Bella Hadid

Linda Evangelista


Victoria Beckham

Alexa Chung

Florence Welch

Zac Posen

Brandon Maxwell

Diane Kruger

Takashi Murakami


Edward Enniful

Olivia Munn

Jessica Simpson

Coco Rocha

Aurora James

Derek Blasberg

Hari Nef

Imran Amed

Kim Kardashian West

Hamish Bowles

Katie Grand

Tim Blanks

Daphne Guinness

Lindsay Lohan

Mel Ottenberg

Michel Gaubert

Radhika Jones

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