Karl Lagerfeld is reportedly set to retire following Chanel’s forthcoming show in Cuba next month (May16).
The fashion world loves gossip, and rumours having been swirling for months that former Yves Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane is set to replace the German couturier as head designer and creative director at Chanel. However, The New York Post's Page Six now claims that Lagerfeld’s exit could be imminent.
"He's really tired," a Paris friend of Lagerfeld's told the publication. "He's not doing well and he's ready to stop."
However, nothing has been confirmed by the fashion house itself, with a representative for Paris-based Lagerfeld declining to comment on the speculation.
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'Boom Clap' singer Charli XCX felt like fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld when she was designing her clothing range for Boohoo.
The 23-year-old singer is releasing a capsule collection with Boohoo.com this autumn which is inspired by her love of 90s style.
It is the first time Charli has ever been involved with a fashion project and she imagined she was the 82-year-old design legend - who is the creative director of Chanel - when she was sketching out her creations.
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Karl Lagerfeld sees himself as the ''Joan of Arc of design'' because he just does whatever his ''inner voices'' tell him.
The 82-year-old fashion designer has compared himself to the French heroine - who believed God told her how to lead the French army to victory as a teenager in the 15th century - because he does whatever his ''inner voices'' say he should.
Asked whether he thinks about the commercial appeal of items when he's designing, he replied: ''I never think about that. I just do what my inner voices tell me. I'm the Joan of Arc of design. I don't ask myself these kind of questions. I'm not a marketing person. I work with instinct. Sometimes I'm surprised myself.''
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Karl Lagerfeld believes Chanel founder Coco ''would have hated'' when he's done with the luxury brand since he took over as chief designer in 1983.
The 82-year-old fashionista took over as chief designer for the label, which was founded in 1910 by the icon, in 1983 following her death in 1971 but he believes she would be appalled by the way he's changed the brand to fit ''our time.''
Speaking to ITV News, he said: ''In the end, she hated blue jeans and she hated mini skirts. That gave her a little untrendy image. So when I took over, everyone was like, 'Don't touch it.' So I thought it was an interesting challenge but I never expected it to become that great and that famous again. It's unbelievable.
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Karl Lagerfeld has revealed that his contracts with Chanel and Fendi are ''for life''.
Karl Lagerfeld will never leave Chanel and Fendi.
The legendary designer admitted his contracts for the famous fashion houses are ''for life'' and said he is lucky to get to work in ''perfect conditions'' at both.
He told UK Vogue: ''I think I'm pretty lucky that I can do what I like best in perfect conditions. I don't have to fight with anybody. You know my contracts with Fendi and Chanel are for life? And I don't feel tired at all. I hate slow people. Horrible.''
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Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld doesn't mind when people joke about his former larger size.
Karl Lagerfeld has a good sense of humour about his former weight struggles.
The Chanel creative director lost almost 100lbs in 13 months in 2001 because he wanted to be able to wear more stylish clothes and illustrator Tiffany Cooper revealed that Karl agreed to let her lampoon his larger size in new ''improvised biography'' 'Karl's World'.
One chapter, 'Mega Fat', shows Karl eating in the bath and in front of the television and Cooper told WWD: ''If he can agree to that kind of thing, it shows how open-minded he is and the sense of humour he has. There are not many designers like that. He's very comfortable with his image.''
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Kristen Stewart will play Chanel's founder Coco Chanel in a new short movie, which will be screened at the French fashion house's next Métiers d'Arts show in Rome on December 2.
The movie will feature the actress as the label's founder and will be directed by Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director for Chanel.
It tells the story of a fictional, behind-the-scenes look at preparations for a biopic about Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel.
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Kendall Jenner cuddles up to Karl Lagerfeld's cat in Vogue fashion shoot.
The 19-year-old model is a firm favourite of the Chanel boss - who gave her the honour of closing his couture show back in June - and now the iconic designer has trusted the beauty to star in a campaign alongside his closest companion, Choupette Lagerfeld.
Kendall can be seen cuddling up to the feline on a white futon armchair and dressed in a crochet-style floral jacket and skirt ensemble in the style of Coco Chanel, whilst she lightly pets Choupette, who is looking demurely away from the camera.
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Chanel muse Kristen Stewart uses clothes to ''tap'' into her unexplored depths.
Kristen Stewart uses fashion to ''tap'' into herself.
The 'American Ultra' star regularly attends catwalk shows which led to her becoming the muse of luxury fashion house Chanel in 2013 and has revealed that she wears clothes that help her to discover her ''unexplored'' depths.
She said: ''I really like tapping into unexplored aspects of myself; obviously, that's what I do. Clothes can seriously do that, but you don't want your clothes to wear you. So often I'm like, 'Oh man, that is going to own my ass.'''
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Karl Lagerfeld has confessed he thinks men wearing fur is ''tacky'' despite having fallen victim to the trend himself in his younger years.
Karl Lagerfeld doesn't think men should wear fur.
The 81-year-old fashion designer - who, as creative director of Fendi, has created an entire fur collection for the house to show at Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week - has confessed he isn't ''too crazy'' about guys sporting the look and thinks rock stars donning fur coats in the Sixties was ''tacky''.
When asked if he thinks men can pull off haute fuorrure, he said: ''It depends who you are, if you're Liberace, maybe it's OK, but I'm not too crazy for fur on men. As a lining in cold countries, why not? Although they can make you look fat. Very soft, beautiful coats - I think they are feminine.
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