The Canadian Fashion Industry Reacts To Karl Lagerfeld’s Passing

The Canadian Fashion Industry Reacts To Karl Lagerfeld's Passing

The North American fashion world awoke with a bang this morning as the news of Karl Lagerfeld‘s sudden death broke.

The famed Creative Director at the House of Chanel passed away in Paris after a short illness with pancreatic cancer at the age of 85. News started to circulate that Lagerfeld was in poor health after he skipped walking the runway at the Chanel couture show in January.

Karl Lagerfeld was born in 1933 in Hamburg, Germany and was an integral part of the fashion world from the very beginning of his career as Pierre Balmain’s assistant in 1955. With credits to his name at highly revered houses like Chloe and Fendi, his most notable work began when he became part of the Chanel family in 1983. Karl later grew to international success and recognition for his numerous talents as a designer, photographer, author and artist.

As we in Canada heard the news of Karl Lagerfeld’s passing, reactions started to pour in from influencers, editors, and fashion heavy hitters.

Linda Evangelista

Noreen Flanagan

Beckerman Blog


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Karl, we miss you already!???We will always remember you dancing up a storm in Cuba after your big show! Your magnetic and ever lasting energy gave us all life! It showed through all your phenomenal collections. We had many fun trips with you to (Paris, Cuba, Grasse and Dubai etc…) How you created so many incredible and original collections from scratch every season, was completely astonishing! You were a true genius, a master at your craft. You are an amazing soul and we love you and miss you dearly! The world has lost an icon and true inventor. You loved how we dressed up our pup as #KarlLagerwoof (So swipe through) Dance away Karl and sending love and light to your family and to the fashion industry today. @karllagerfeld @chanelofficial @fendi @choupettesdiary ???#beckermansxchanel #rip #karllagerfeld

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Joe Zee

Jake Rosenberg


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Captured after the first fashion show I was lucky enough to attend. A true legend. RIP Karl … #Paris

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Joanna Hillman


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End of an era. RIP ? Karl

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Vanessa Craft

Natasha Koifman

Coco Rocha

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