Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld died on Tuesday in Paris. Immediately known the announcement of his disappearance, politicians and fashion personalities paid tribute to him.
Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of "Vogue"
"Today the world is losing a giant. Karl was much more than our greatest stylist and the most prolific – his creative genius was amazing. "
"Dear RIP Karl, thank you for all these sparks … thank you for bringing so much beauty and lightness in this world so heavy, so many colors in this greyness, so much spirit in this extinct time, wrote Carla Bruni on Instagram. I think you would not have liked too many tears, too many flowers or crowns but you will miss a lot. To me as to the whole world. "
Nathalie Rykiel, daughter and heiress of Sonia Rykiel
"It was the last great genie that died out of the period of Yves Saint Laurent. He is a very unusual, extraordinary man, full of talent, intelligence, culture "commented Nathalie Rykiel on RTL. "He was especially someone who was very tireless. I think he did not sleep much, he got up very early, he read a lot, he traveled a lot […] He could be mean, he cultivated that and he could also be very generous. "
François-Henri Pinault, CEO of Kering Group
"A man of quality, a quick wit, a refined intelligence and an exceptional culture. An incomparable esthete and fashion designer who has transformed his profession, fashion and the world of luxury, he is one of those whose creativity, but also personality, will have marked our time forever. "
Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH
"With Karl Lagerfeld is extinguishing a creative genius that has helped to make Paris the fashion capital of the world and Fendi one of the most innovative Italian houses. We owe him a lot: his taste and talent were the most exceptional I have ever known. The death of this dear friend sadly saddens me, my wife and my children. We loved and admired him deeply. Fashion and culture lose a great inspiration. He honored the LVMH Group with an extraordinarily stimulating creative and entrepreneurial friendship. I retain from him his immense imagination, his ability to arouse every season new trends, his inexhaustible energy, the virtuosity of his drawings, his carefully guarded independence, his encyclopedic culture, and the wit of the words of mind which he carries with him the secret . "
Franck Riester, Minister of Culture
Anyone who hears the word "fashion" imagines Karl Lagerfeld's face, silhouette and glasses. Elegance and France are losing one of their greatest ambassadors, and the world, one of its greatest creators. pic.twitter.com/cbWhRCPXXn
– Franck Riester (@franckriester) February 19, 2019
Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris
#Karl Lagerfeld was a genius In the house @Chanelhe invented and reinvented with passion, demand, excellence. His art gave colors and shapes to love, refinement, breathtaking, marvelous. More than an incarnation of Paris, he was Paris.
– Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) February 19, 2019
LIBERATION with AFP