Many celebrities have taken to social media to pay their last respect to fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld.

Leading the tributes is one from Chanel muse Diane Kruger who revealed she planned on bringing her four-month-old daughter to meet him in France but admitted ‘I was too late’.

Chanel wrote;

‘Karl…..I cannot tell you how much you meant to me and how much I will miss you…

‘I will never forget your kindness towards me, your laughs, your imagination. I came to France see you this week and introduce you to my daughter…I’m heartbroken I was too late. Rest In Peace, I adore you’.

An offcial statement confirming the designer’s dwath reads thus;
‘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. 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.’

Alexa Chung, a friend of Chanel, wrote; ‘Rest in peace, Karl. I remember being so scared to interview you and yet you were in fact incredibly witty and generous…

‘Thank you for inviting me to some of the most glamorous experiences of my life, it was an honour to know you. Oh yeah and thanks for the dry shampoo tip, will always think of you as I powder my wig.’

Victoria Beckham wrote: ‘So incredibly sad to hear this. Karl was a genius and always so kind and generous to me both personally and professionally. RIP’.

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