Iconic German creative director, artist, photographer and fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld has been reported dead at the age of 85.
His signature ponytail and dark glasses made him an instantly recognisable figure around the world.
Rumours of Lagerfeld’s ill health had swirled for several weeks after he missed a number of events – including Chanel’s spring/summer show last month.
He died on Tuesday morning after being admitted to hospital the night before, French media report.
Karl is known as the creative director of the French luxury fashion house – Chanel, as well as creative director of the Italian fur & leather goods fashion house – Fendi and his own eponymous fashion label.