Models and celebrities are expressing their sadness after learning Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld has passed away.
Runway greats like Claudia Schiffer, Iman Abdulmajid, Gigi and Bella Hadid, who’ve all worked with the designer in the past, took to social media to pay tribute to the fallen fashion icon.
But models aren’t the only ones remembering Lagerfeld. Stars like Lindsay Lohan, Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Victoria Beckham are also speaking out after his team announced his death on Tuesday.
Fellow fashion icon, Donatella Versace called him a “genius” after learning the news.
“The House of KARL LAGERFELD shares, with deep emotion and sadness, the passing of its creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, on February 19, 2019, in Paris, France. He was one of the most influential and celebrated designers of the 21st century and an iconic, universal symbol of style,” the statement read. “Driven by a phenomenal sense of creativity, Karl was passionate, powerful and intensely curious. He leaves behind an extraordinary legacy as one of the greatest designers of our time, and there are no words to express how much he will be missed.”
It’s unclear how the designer died, but there are reports he was battling pancreatic cancer.
He was 85 years old.