At his last Chanel show, he told her that the first time he was offered the Chanel job he turned it down because other people told him it wouldn't be the right move. "They asked him the second time and people said, 'No I don't think so,' and finally he accepted, just because people told him not to do it, and in a way the perfume is the same. I decided to do it even though people say [not to]."
— Carine Roitfeld on the advice she got from Karl Lagerfeld. Her new perfume line debuted this year. Read more at Carine Roitfeld on Turning Her Name Into a Brand and the Best Advice She Got From Karl Lagerfeld at Fashionista.
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.