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Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dead: Chanel reports

German designer Karl Lagerfeld acknowledges the audience at the end of his show for Lagerfeld Gallery during the Spring/Summer 2006 Ready-to-Wear collections in Paris, 05 October 2005. AFP PHOTO

Superstar designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85, his fashion label Chanel confirmed on Tuesday.

The announcement came just weeks after the man known as the “Kaiser” in the industry did not appear at shows during Paris Haute Couture week for Chanel, which he has led since 1983.

Read his life story here: Remembering Karl Lagerfeld, fashion’s quick-witted king

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