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Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died

By The News · 19 of February 2019 12:16:30
FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 file photo, Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld poses during the Champs Elysee Avenue illumination ceremony for the Christmas season, in Paris. Chanel says Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 its iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File), No available, FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 file photo, Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld poses during the Champs Elysee Avenue illumination ceremony for the Christmas season, in Paris. Chanel says Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 its iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

PARIS (AP) — Chanel’s iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old.

Such was the enigma surrounding the German-born designer that even his age was a point of mystery for decades, with reports he had two birth certificates, one dated 1933 and the other 1938.

Chanel said Lagerfeld died early Wednesday.

Lagerfeld was of the most hardworking figures in the fashion world holding down the top design jobs at LVMH-owned luxury label Fendi from 1977, and Paris’ family-owned power-house Chanel in 1983.

Lagerfeld’s designs quickly trickled down to low-end retailers, giving him an almost unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry.