Seoul security officials are wearing jackets embroidered with a secret well-wishing message for Kim Jong Un, deploying a code representing key moments in inter-Korean relations ahead of a summit between the North Korean and US leaders. The dark blue coats -- worn by about 10 officers in the Blue House's […]

Outside Chanel's flagship store in Paris, fans of Karl Lagerfeld left flowers and tributes to the fashion superstar within hours of the announcement of his death on Tuesday. "He was a legend, a giant. He saved Chanel and reinvented the label," 20-year-old former fashion student Mathieu Cipriani-Riviere […]

Karl Lagerfeld, who died in Paris today, is survived by his Birman breed cat Choupette, with which he shared a remarkable bond. “There is no marriage, yet, between human beings and animals… I never thought I would fall in love like this with a cat”, the outspoken fashion designer told CNN in 2013. “She […]

When Karl Lagerfeld moved from Hamburg to Paris at the age of 14, little did he know that he would become one of the most iconic names in the history of fashion. As the world mourns his passing at the age of 85 today, FashionUnited gathers images of the life and work of the celebrated designer. A young […]

BACKGROUND They called him the "Kaiser", and for decades Karl Lagerfeld, who has died aged 85, reigned imperially over the fashion world. From his perch at Chanel, the German-born designer presided over the most famous of all fashion houses like the 18th-century absolute monarchs he modelled himself […]

Karl Lagerfeld’s right hand Virginie Viard will succeed him at the creative helm of Chanel, the French fashion house announced this Tuesday following the confirmation of the German designer’s death. “Virginie Viard, director of Chanel’s fashion creation studio and Karl Lagerfeld’s closest collaborator […]

ZEITSTRAHLThe fashion world has been plunged into mourning by the death of legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld, the rapier-witted dandy who ruled over the industry for half a century. Chanel, the iconic French fashion house he led for nearly four decades, on Tuesday confirmed his passing, prompting an […]

German designer Karl Lagerfeld, based in Paris from the 1950s until his death Tuesday, described himself as a "European", hailing the interwar Germany he never knew as a "spiritual homeland" that was destroyed under Nazism. Karl Otto Lagerfeld was born in the 1933 in the northern port city Hamburg, […]

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