Designer Karl Lagerfeld Passes Away

PARIS—Karl Lagerfeld, an internationally known and influential fashion designer, has died Tuesday at the age of 85, according to several news reports.

Lagerfeld is best known for his work as the creative director of Chanel, the French luxury fashion house. He was the creative helm of Fendi and his eponymous label at the time of his death.

In 2016, he entered the hospitality industry with the launch of an international hospitality brand, Karl Lagerfeld Hotels & Resorts, and did select interior design projects for hotels such as the Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris.

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