It is with deep sadness that the house of Chanel announces the passing of Karl Lagerfeld.
A prolific creative mind with endless imagination, Karl Lagerfeld explored many artistic horizons, including photography and short films. The house of Chanel benefited from his talent for all the branding campaigns related to fashion since 1987. Finally, one cannot refer to Karl Lagerfeld without mentioning his innate sense of repartee and self-mockery.
— A statement from Chanel on Karl Lagerfeld, who has passed away at the age of 85. Read more at Karl Lagerfeld Dies in Paris from Women's Wear Daily via Yahoo! Lifestyle.