A brilliant torch is out…..

The last of the true greats, after 36 years of controlling the infamous House of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, 85, has passed away.

Karl Lagerfield walking runway

Not only was his line the most admired in every genre: sportswear to evening gowns, but he also created a handful of over the top bridal gowns. (Actually, he concluded every runway show with a bridal gown as well.)

Karl Lagerfield with Multiple Brides

Karl Lagerfield with Lily Rose Depp

One of my favorites is the one he did for Caroline Sieber seven years ago. The train was magnificent and of course she never removed her veil. My favorite picture is that of “the arrival” and this one is breathtaking.

Caroline Sieber Arrival

 

Caroline Sieber With Train and Veil

Now the Emperor of Fashion is gone we will remember his larger than life persona with white pony tail, ever present sunglasses and black leather gloves. Of course he had quotes that continue to crack me up i.e. “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you go buy some sweatpants.”

 

Karl Lagerfeld solo

Look for many Chanels on the red carpet at the Oscars on Sunday. He was a true trend maker and inspiration to we aspiring designers. MJN