SANTA MONICA, CA – MAY 18: (US DOMESTIC MAGAZINES OUT EXCEPT FOR CALIFORNIA REGIONAL MAGAZINES) Actress Diane Kruger (L) and Designer Karl Lagerfeld attend the 2007/8 Chanel Cruise Show Presented By Karl Lagerfeld held at Hangar 8 on May 18, 2007 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images for Chanel)


Karl Lagerfeld, creative genius and giant of the fashion world, died yesterday in Paris at the age of 85.

The death of Chanel’s Artistic Director has rocked Hollywood, with many of the famous names he immortalised in his shoots, runway shows and couture creations sharing their grief online.

Among the tributes, one perhaps stands out above the rest. Diane Kruger, a long-time of muse of Lagerfeld and a fellow German, revealed on Instagram she had travelled to Paris this week to introduce Lagerfeld to her three-month old daughter.

“Karl…..I cannot tell you how much you meant to me and how much I will miss you,” the actress, who welcomed her first child in November, wrote.

“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.”

Others who paid tribute to Lagerfeld include Anna Wintour, Kristen Stewart, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Alexa Chung, Victoria Beckham, Naomi Campbell, and more.

Read their posts and just try not to weep. Farewell to a legend.


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So incredibly sad to hear this. Karl was a genius and always so kind and generous to me both personally and professionally. RIP 💔x vb

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Karl, I will miss your indescribable presence, watching your calm, quiet, genius mind working, your little jokes, amazing stories, and experiencing the clothes, sets, and productions only you could dream up. Thank you for believing in me and for the beautiful, incredible opportunities you brought to my career, but mostly, thank you for giving me the honor of knowing the magic behind the myth. There will never be another Karl Lagerfeld. I am overwhelmed with sadness today, but also with so much love, admiration, and gratitude for you. To all his beloved friends and colleagues, and his favorite girl Choupette🐾, my heart is with you. ❤️ Rest In Peace King Karl. I didn’t want this day to come. 💔

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Dearest @karllagerfeld there will never be another like you. Thank you for your incredible contribution to fashion and wit. 💔

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