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19 Mar 19
StyleCaster

Who said bridesmaid dresses had to be rendered in vibrant colors?

13 Mar 19
Spirit 1340

Hattie McDaniel (June 10, 1893 – October 26, 1952) was an American stage actress, professional singer-songwriter, and comedian. She is best known for her role as “Mammy” in Gone with the Wind (1939), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first Academy Award won by an African American entertainer. In addition to acting in many films, McDaniel recorded 16 […]

10 Mar 19
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“At 13 I had a motion picture contract.  I was going to be an actress!” – Quote attributed to Judy Garland, 1940 March 10, 1934:  “The Gumm Sisters” (Judy and her sisters) were on the second night of a week-long engagement at the Fox Theater in San Francisco, California when they were mentioned at the […]

06 Mar 19
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SOURCE: TOP INVENTIONS AND DISCOVERIES BY SCIENTISTS Adding Machine , 1642. Inventor : Blaise Pascal (France) (1623-62). Earliest commercial machine invented by William Burroughs (U.S.) in St. Louis, Missouri in 1885. Addressograph , 1893. Inventor : J.S. Duncan (U.S.). Manufactured in Chicago, Illinois. Airplane, 1903. Inventors: Orville Wright (1871-1948) and Wilbur Wright (1867-1912), (U.S.) Kitty […]

04 Mar 19
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This is the best thing I read all week! The federal government is about to hit its credit limit (CNN Business) — On Saturday, the federal borrowing limit set by Congress kicks back in, freezing US debt at its current level — a shade over $22 trillion, a record high — and there’s no clear plan in sight for […]

01 Mar 19
FOX2now.com

On Saturday, the federal borrowing limit set by Congress kicks back in, freezing US debt at its current level — a shade over $22 trillion, a record high — and there’s no clear plan in sight for lawmakers to extend new borrowing power. While the US Treasury isn’t immediately at risk for default, the situation […]

01 Mar 19
Q13 FOX News

On Saturday, the federal borrowing limit set by Congress kicks back in, freezing US debt at its current level — a shade over $22 trillion, a record high — and there’s no clear plan in sight for lawmakers to extend new borrowing power.

01 Mar 19
Archy news nety

Although the US Treasury does not immediately run the risk of defaulting, the situation raises that worrying prospect that President Jerome Powell of the Federal Reserve described earlier this week as a "very big problem." But the economist at the White House, Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, played down the risk […]

02 Mar 19
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27 Feb 19
PEOPLE.com

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25 Feb 19
Us Weekly
It’s a given this time of year that the weather forecast is nothing short of unpredictable. With unpredictable snowstorms and on and off rain, navigating what we should and shouldn’t be wearing is often difficult to tell. [ami-related id=”- Click to search articles -” url=”https://www.usmagazine.com/shop-with-us/news/t-by-alexander-wang-sale-revolve/” title=”Shop With Us: So Many Alexander Wang Favorites Are on Sale at Revolve” target=”” inset=”true”] In an effort to navigate the ever-changing weather, we went ahead and found an error-proof styling solution. Sure, the weather is erratic but thanks to the Revolve winter sale, our looks don’t have to be. In all of these five must-have coats and jackets, weathering any weather has never been simpler!   Pink Fur Moto This pretty in pink, fan-favorite Sophie Faux Fur Moto jacket has Us simply blushing! Pun intended. The super soft faux fur features an asymmetrical front that’s detailed with zip front closures. Reviewers can’t stop swooning over this ultra-feminine jacket! Across the board, many shoppers were pleased with how expensive this fur looks! In fact, so many agree that this amazingly cute jacket is so much cuter in person! Not only is this fur moto a must-see, but it is also clearly a must-have per many reviewers as well! See it: Regularly retailing for $98.00, for a limited time get the About Us Sophie Faux Fur Moto 30% off on sale for only $69! — You save $29.00! Available while supplies last at Revolve! Check out additional sale coats and jackets also available while supplies last at Revolve!    Duster Cardigan  This LA Made Reed Duster Cardigan is the perfect option when it’s not too hot, but also not too cold! Featured with an open-front detailing, the material is made from jersey knit and cotton in black, heather grey and white shades. Across the board, this duster cardigan has left reviewers so in awe, that many had to come back and comment twice. Per more than one reviewer, this oh-so-stunning sweater is nothing short of sharp! The light material makes this duster cardigan so endlessly versatile. For warmer days, pair this for a layered look with cutoff shorts and a cami T-shirt while opting for a heavier long-sleeve tee and jeans on cooler days. Certainly, no matter how this sweater with near-perfect reviews is styled, it will be nothing short of showstopping! See it: Regularly retailing for $106, for a limited time get the LA Made Reed Duster Cardigan starting at just $46 — you save $60.00! Check out additional sale coats and jackets also available while supplies last at Revolve!    Printed Kimono Top  Don’t just love Nicole Richie‘s style. Wear it in this House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve Arthur Top! Featured in an oh-so-stunning satin fabric, this shirt highlights contrasting piping along its edges. Originally designed as a top, countless reviewers suggest styling this stunner as a jacket, as well. With a front button closure and button cuffs, the optional tie-waist belt makes this top the unexpected two-in-one our wardrobes needed. Reviewers surely cannot stop swooning over this stylish stunner! Pair with ripped light-wash denim for the most springtime-appropriate look or opt for tall boots and darker denim for a colder day. Surely, this piece with near-perfect reviews will be nothing short than near-perfect in wardrobes, too! See it: Regularly retailing for $158, for a limited time get the House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve Arthur Top for 40% off on sale for only $95 — you save $63! Check out additional sale coats and jackets also available while supplies last at Revolve!    Windbreaker Coat No matter the season, the reason or the weather, we always go back to black. The by the way. Sharona Drop Sleeve Windbreaker Coat is the fan-favorite coat with a five-star rating that seems to nothing short of error-proof. Featuring a drawstring hood and drawcord waist, surely we aren’t the only ones this coat keeps drawing in. Countless reviewers are stuck on this stylish staple with one reviewer calling it stylish and functional! This versatile coat can be endlessly styled, too. Pair to perfect with a white tee, little black booties and cropped, raw-edged denim as shown in the photo. Or take it to the street — style, that is. Reach for a basic pair of black leggings, cropped hoodie and sneakers and throw this coat on for an easy look. Regularly retailing for $88, for a limited time get the Sharona Drop Sleeve Windbreaker Coat 57% off on sale for only $38 — you save $50.00!  Check out additional sale coats and jackets also available while supplies last at Revolve!    Fabulous Fur  This LPA Faux Fur Coat 84 is nothing short of stunning! Devilish charm meets luxe fashion in this blood red plush fur. The alluring oversized hood casts a mysterious radiance all around. Of course, with its near-perfect rating, we’re confident reviewers are just as obsessed with this ultra-luxe fur. More than one reviewer cannot get over the superb quality and many call this their cold-weather staple! Regularly retailing for $318, for a limited time get the LPA Faux Fur Coat 84 40% off on sale for only $191 — you save $127.00! Not your style? Check out additional sale coats and jackets also available while supplies last at Revolve!   Check out more of our picks and deals here! This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post. The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. 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19 Feb 19
The Sun
LEGENDARY fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld passed away this morning in France aged 85. The fashion icon died after several weeks of ill health and was rushed to a hospital in Paris last night. The fashion designer has died aged 85 after being rushed to hospital last night in Paris Victoria Beckham today posted this tribute to the legendary designer His health had been failing for several weeks and there was widespread concern when he did not appear at the end of the recent Chanel Show in Paris. According to numerous unconfirmed sources in the French media, he had succumbed to a secret battle with pancreatic cancer. One source said: “He hadn’t gone on about his illness, but battled it very bravely. Karl was very proud of his fitness and healthy living, so the pancreatic cancer came as a huge shock.” Victoria Beckham led the tributes, posting on Instagram: “So incredibly sad to hear this. Karl was a genius and always so kind and generous to me both personally and professionally. RIP.” The First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, later took to Twitter to pay her respects. Writing to her 11.6 million Twitter followers she called him a “creative genius”. “Today the world lost a creative genius. We will miss you Karl! #RIPKarlLagerfeld,” she wrote. German-born Lagerfeld was dubbed the “Kaiser of Fashion” for presiding over iconic fashion house Chanel for more than 30 years. The superstar designer produced as many as eight collections a year to the joy of fashion editors, fans and collectors. Alain Wertheimer, CEO of Chanel, said: “Thanks to his creative genius, generosity and exceptional intuition, Karl Lagerfeld was ahead of his time, which widely contributed to the House of Chanel’s success throughout the world. “Today, not only have I lost a friend, but we have all lost an extraordinary creative mind to whom I gave carte blanche in the early 1980s to reinvent the brand.” Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Fashion at Chanel, said: “Fashion show after fashion show, collection after collection, Karl Lagerfeld left his mark on the legend of Gabrielle Chanel and the history of the House of Chanel. “He steadfastly promoted the talent and expertise of Chanel’s ateliers and Métiers d’Art, allowing this exceptional know-how to shine throughout the world. “The greatest tribute we can pay today is to continue to follow the path he traced by – to quote Karl – ‘continuing to embrace the present and invent the future’.” MAKING OF A FASHION ICON Lagerfeld was born into a wealthy German family in Hamburg on September 10, 1933, moving to Paris in 1953 to follow his dream of a career in fashion. In later life he claimed he fell in love with the fashion industry when his mum took him to a Dior show in 1949. He quickly made a name for himself but made his biggest career move in 1983 when Chanel made him creative director. He is credited with making the label more modern and appealing to a younger audience with a range of exciting new colours, modified cuts and other fabrics. Over the years, Lagerfeld’s own signature look also became iconic – a black suit with his white hair pushed into a ponytail, fingerless gloves and dark glasses. His mother, Elizabeth, was a lingerie saleswoman while his father, Otto, was a businessman, and both encouraged him to pursue his love of clothes. He was hired as the personal assistant to legendary French fashion designer Pierre Balmain while in his early 20s, and then produced his first haute couture collection in the late 1950s. It was in the 1960s that international superstars such as the English actress Elizabeth Taylor began wearing his work. Other massive fans have included Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Royals including the late Princess Diana. Lagerfeld is credited with modernising Chanel and is famous for his signature black look Lagerfeld pictured with fellow fashion icon Anna Wintour at an event in 2011 CONTROVERSIAL VISIONARY Lagerfeld was never scared to innovate and even shock. In 1993 he caused Vogue chief Anna Wintour to walk out his Milan Fashion Week show when he used strippers to promote his new Fendi line. Lagerfeld was well known for entertaining at his lavish apartment on the Paris’s Left Bank, which he shared with the socialite Jacques de Bascher, up until his death in 1989. The designer was the proud owner of a cat named Coupettee, whom in 2013 he said he would “gladly marry” if it were legal. Describing his iconic look, Lagerfeld once admitted to playing a character. He said: “I am like a caricature of myself, and I like that. It is like a mask. And for me the Carnival of Venice lasts all year long.” Bernard Arnault, the head of French fashion house LVMH, confirmed the death and said Lagerfeld had made Paris the world’s fashion capital. He said: “With the passing of Karl Lagerfeld we have lost a creative genius who helped to make Paris the fashion capital of the world and Fendi one of the most innovative Italian houses. “Fashion and culture has lost a great inspiration.” Lagerfeld was of the most hardworking figures in the fashion world holding down the top design jobs at LVMH-owned luxury label Fendi from 1977, and Paris’ family-owned power-house Chanel in 1983. Indeed, his indefatigable energy was notable: he lost around 90 pounds in his late 60s to fit into the latest slimline fashions. Though he spent virtually his entire career at luxury labels catering to the very wealthy including all of 20 years at Chloe Lagerfeld’s designs quickly trickled down to low-end retailers, giving him an almost unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry. At Chanel, he served up youthful designs that were always of the moment and sent out almost infinite variations on the house’s classic skirt suit, ratcheting up the hemlines or smothering it in golden chains, stings of pearls or pricey accessories. They were always delivered with wit. He once said: “Each season, they tell me (the Chanel designs) look younger. One day we’ll all turn up like babies.” His outspoken and often stinging remarks on things as diverse as French politics and celebrity waistlines won him the nickname “Kaiser Karl” in the fashion media. Among the most acid comments included calling President Francois Hollande an “imbecile” who would be “disastrous” for France in Marie-Claire, and telling The Sun that he didn’t like the face of Pippa Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister. He said: “She should only show her back.” FASHION WORLD PAYS TRIBUTE Designer Donatella Versace today posted a photograph of herself and Lagerfeld on Instagram, writing: “Karl your genius touched the lives of so many, especially Gianni and I. “We will never forget your incredible talent and endless inspiration. We were always learning from you.” Diane Kruger revealed she was bringing her newborn daughter to meet him in France, but admitted: “I was too late”. She wrote on social media: “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 to see you this week and introduce you to my daughter…I’m heartbroken I was too late. Rest In Peace, I adore you.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”316″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told RTL radio: “Karl Lagerfeld is an immense personality, someone out of the ordinary.” Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief of British Vogue, said: “I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Karl Lagerfeld. He has exerted an incredible influence over the fashion industry over the past six decades, and it goes without saying that the world has lost one of the greatest designers in the history of fashion. But it has also lost one of its greatest teachers.” Singer and former French first lady Carla Bruni posted on Instagram saying: “Dear Karl, thank you for all the sparkles …. thank you bringing beauty and lightness in our world, so much color in the darkness, so much wit in our dull days. “I think you wouldn’t have wished for too many tears or too many flowers but you will be missed. The whole world and I will miss you. RIP.” Lagerfeld is pictured here in his final public appearance in New York on December 4 Here he is pictured with Victoria Beckham in 2007   Myleene Klass said she ‘worshipped’ the designer’s talent Superstar Alexa Chung said he was ‘witty and generous’ Here he poses for a photo with Lindsay Lohan Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli also paid tribute to him on Twitter Lagerfeld pictured with supermodels Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne in 2015 David Furnish said the world had lost a ‘legend’ Kris Jenner posted this tribute on Twitter after news of his death broke Here he is pictured with First Lady Melania Trump Yolanda Hadid wrote ‘rest in peace with the angels’ Bella Hadid said she ‘can’t stop crying’ since she heard the news Catherine Zeta Jones called him a ‘true icon’ This is actress Kristen Stewart’s tribute to the fashion legend Kaia Gerber, the daughter of Cindy Crawford, said the world is a ‘more beautiful place’ thanks to Lagerfeld Here he is seen with Nicki Minaj in September last year Lagerfeld gets a smooch from Cara Delevingne and Lily-Rose Depp Lady Gaga pictured with the fashion industry icon Lagerfeld with Helena Christensen and Julianne Moore in 2005 Actress Nicole Kidman greets Lagerfeld at the Chanel Spring/Summer show in Paris in 2004 Model Winnie Harlow pictured with Lagerfeld last year Lagerfeld pictured prior to adopting his signature all-black look Here he is pictured in 1954 winning a fashion competition Here he is pictured in Paris in 1983 And again in 1970 Here he is seen in the 1960s – his formative years in the fashion industry Pictured is one of the fashion mogul’s final Instagram posts This message was posted on his official Twitter page this afternoon And this tribute was posted on his Instagram page Wellwishers arrive outside the Chanel headquarters in Paris to pay tribute to the fashion mogul He worked as Chanel’s creative director for several decades Lagerfeld was 85 when he died in hospital this morning We pay for your stories! 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19 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
LEGENDARY fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld passed away this morning in France aged 85. The fashion icon died after several weeks of ill health and was rushed to a hospital in Paris last night. The fashion designer has died aged 85 after being rushed to hospital last night in Paris Victoria Beckham today posted this tribute to the legendary designer His health had been failing for several weeks and there was widespread concern when he did not appear at the end of the recent Chanel Show in Paris. According to numerous unconfirmed sources in the French media, he had succumbed to a secret battle with pancreatic cancer. One source said: “He hadn’t gone on about his illness, but battled it very bravely. Karl was very proud of his fitness and healthy living, so the pancreatic cancer came as a huge shock.” Victoria Beckham led the tributes, posting on Instagram: “So incredibly sad to hear this. Karl was a genius and always so kind and generous to me both personally and professionally. RIP.” The First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, later took to Twitter to pay her respects. Writing to her 11.6 million Twitter followers she called him a “creative genius”. “Today the world lost a creative genius. We will miss you Karl! #RIPKarlLagerfeld,” she wrote. German-born Lagerfeld was dubbed the “Kaiser of Fashion” for presiding over iconic fashion house Chanel for more than 30 years. The superstar designer produced as many as eight collections a year to the joy of fashion editors, fans and collectors. Alain Wertheimer, CEO of Chanel, said: “Thanks to his creative genius, generosity and exceptional intuition, Karl Lagerfeld was ahead of his time, which widely contributed to the House of Chanel’s success throughout the world. “Today, not only have I lost a friend, but we have all lost an extraordinary creative mind to whom I gave carte blanche in the early 1980s to reinvent the brand.” Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Fashion at Chanel, said: “Fashion show after fashion show, collection after collection, Karl Lagerfeld left his mark on the legend of Gabrielle Chanel and the history of the House of Chanel. “He steadfastly promoted the talent and expertise of Chanel’s ateliers and Métiers d’Art, allowing this exceptional know-how to shine throughout the world. “The greatest tribute we can pay today is to continue to follow the path he traced by – to quote Karl – ‘continuing to embrace the present and invent the future’.” MAKING OF A FASHION ICON Lagerfeld was born into a wealthy German family in Hamburg on September 10, 1933, moving to Paris in 1953 to follow his dream of a career in fashion. In later life he claimed he fell in love with the fashion industry when his mum took him to a Dior show in 1949. He quickly made a name for himself but made his biggest career move in 1983 when Chanel made him creative director. He is credited with making the label more modern and appealing to a younger audience with a range of exciting new colours, modified cuts and other fabrics. Over the years, Lagerfeld’s own signature look also became iconic – a black suit with his white hair pushed into a ponytail, fingerless gloves and dark glasses. His mother, Elizabeth, was a lingerie saleswoman while his father, Otto, was a businessman, and both encouraged him to pursue his love of clothes. He was hired as the personal assistant to legendary French fashion designer Pierre Balmain while in his early 20s, and then produced his first haute couture collection in the late 1950s. It was in the 1960s that international superstars such as the English actress Elizabeth Taylor began wearing his work. Other massive fans have included Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Royals including the late Princess Diana. Lagerfeld is credited with modernising Chanel and is famous for his signature black look Lagerfeld pictured with fellow fashion icon Anna Wintour at an event in 2011 CONTROVERSIAL VISIONARY Lagerfeld was never scared to innovate and even shock. In 1993 he caused Vogue chief Anna Wintour to walk out his Milan Fashion Week show when he used strippers to promote his new Fendi line. Lagerfeld was well known for entertaining at his lavish apartment on the Paris’s Left Bank, which he shared with the socialite Jacques de Bascher, up until his death in 1989. The designer was the proud owner of a cat named Coupettee, whom in 2013 he said he would “gladly marry” if it were legal. Describing his iconic look, Lagerfeld once admitted to playing a character. He said: “I am like a caricature of myself, and I like that. It is like a mask. And for me the Carnival of Venice lasts all year long.” Bernard Arnault, the head of French fashion house LVMH, confirmed the death and said Lagerfeld had made Paris the world’s fashion capital. He said: “With the passing of Karl Lagerfeld we have lost a creative genius who helped to make Paris the fashion capital of the world and Fendi one of the most innovative Italian houses. “Fashion and culture has lost a great inspiration.” Lagerfeld was of the most hardworking figures in the fashion world holding down the top design jobs at LVMH-owned luxury label Fendi from 1977, and Paris’ family-owned power-house Chanel in 1983. Indeed, his indefatigable energy was notable: he lost around 90 pounds in his late 60s to fit into the latest slimline fashions. Though he spent virtually his entire career at luxury labels catering to the very wealthy including all of 20 years at Chloe Lagerfeld’s designs quickly trickled down to low-end retailers, giving him an almost unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry. At Chanel, he served up youthful designs that were always of the moment and sent out almost infinite variations on the house’s classic skirt suit, ratcheting up the hemlines or smothering it in golden chains, stings of pearls or pricey accessories. They were always delivered with wit. He once said: “Each season, they tell me (the Chanel designs) look younger. One day we’ll all turn up like babies.” His outspoken and often stinging remarks on things as diverse as French politics and celebrity waistlines won him the nickname “Kaiser Karl” in the fashion media. Among the most acid comments included calling President Francois Hollande an “imbecile” who would be “disastrous” for France in Marie-Claire, and telling The Sun that he didn’t like the face of Pippa Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister. He said: “She should only show her back.” FASHION WORLD PAYS TRIBUTE Designer Donatella Versace today posted a photograph of herself and Lagerfeld on Instagram, writing: “Karl your genius touched the lives of so many, especially Gianni and I. “We will never forget your incredible talent and endless inspiration. We were always learning from you.” Diane Kruger revealed she was bringing her newborn daughter to meet him in France, but admitted: “I was too late”. She wrote on social media: “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 to see you this week and introduce you to my daughter…I’m heartbroken I was too late. Rest In Peace, I adore you.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told RTL radio: “Karl Lagerfeld is an immense personality, someone out of the ordinary.” Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief of British Vogue, said: “I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Karl Lagerfeld. He has exerted an incredible influence over the fashion industry over the past six decades, and it goes without saying that the world has lost one of the greatest designers in the history of fashion. But it has also lost one of its greatest teachers.” Singer and former French first lady Carla Bruni posted on Instagram saying: “Dear Karl, thank you for all the sparkles …. thank you bringing beauty and lightness in our world, so much color in the darkness, so much wit in our dull days. “I think you wouldn’t have wished for too many tears or too many flowers but you will be missed. The whole world and I will miss you. RIP.” Lagerfeld is pictured here in his final public appearance in New York on December 4 Here he is pictured with Victoria Beckham in 2007   Myleene Klass said she ‘worshipped’ the designer’s talent Superstar Alexa Chung said he was ‘witty and generous’ Here he poses for a photo with Lindsay Lohan Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli also paid tribute to him on Twitter Lagerfeld pictured with supermodels Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne in 2015 David Furnish said the world had lost a ‘legend’ Kris Jenner posted this tribute on Twitter after news of his death broke Here he is pictured with First Lady Melania Trump Yolanda Hadid wrote ‘rest in peace with the angels’ Bella Hadid said she ‘can’t stop crying’ since she heard the news Catherine Zeta Jones called him a ‘true icon’ This is actress Kristen Stewart’s tribute to the fashion legend Kaia Gerber, the daughter of Cindy Crawford, said the world is a ‘more beautiful place’ thanks to Lagerfeld Here he is seen with Nicki Minaj in September last year Lagerfeld gets a smooch from Cara Delevingne and Lily-Rose Depp Lady Gaga pictured with the fashion industry icon Lagerfeld with Helena Christensen and Julianne Moore in 2005 Actress Nicole Kidman greets Lagerfeld at the Chanel Spring/Summer show in Paris in 2004 Model Winnie Harlow pictured with Lagerfeld last year Lagerfeld pictured prior to adopting his signature all-black look Here he is pictured in 1954 winning a fashion competition Here he is pictured in Paris in 1983 And again in 1970 Here he is seen in the 1960s – his formative years in the fashion industry Pictured is one of the fashion mogul’s final Instagram posts This message was posted on his official Twitter page this afternoon And this tribute was posted on his Instagram page Wellwishers arrive outside the Chanel headquarters in Paris to pay tribute to the fashion mogul He worked as Chanel’s creative director for several decades Lagerfeld was 85 when he died in hospital this morning We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.  
19 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
LEGENDARY fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld passed away this morning in France aged 85. The fashion icon died after several weeks of ill health and was rushed to a hospital in Paris last night. The fashion designer has died aged 85 after being rushed to hospital last night in Paris Victoria Beckham today posted this tribute to the legendary designer The exact cause of death last night was not yet known, but his health had been failing for several weeks and there was widespread concern when he did not appear at the end of the recent Chanel Show in Paris. Victoria Beckham led the tributes, posting on Instagram: “So incredibly sad to hear this. Karl was a genius and always so kind and generous to me both personally and professionally. RIP.” German-born Lagerfeld was dubbed the “Kaiser of Fashion” for presiding over iconic fashion house Chanel for more than 30 years. The superstar designer produced as many as eight collections a year to the joy of fashion editors, fans and collectors. Alain Wertheimer, CEO of Chanel, said: “Thanks to his creative genius, generosity and exceptional intuition, Karl Lagerfeld was ahead of his time, which widely contributed to the House of Chanel’s success throughout the world. “Today, not only have I lost a friend, but we have all lost an extraordinary creative mind to whom I gave carte blanche in the early 1980s to reinvent the brand.” Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Fashion at Chanel, said: “Fashion show after fashion show, collection after collection, Karl Lagerfeld left his mark on the legend of Gabrielle Chanel and the history of the House of Chanel. “He steadfastly promoted the talent and expertise of Chanel’s ateliers and Métiers d’Art, allowing this exceptional know-how to shine throughout the world. “The greatest tribute we can pay today is to continue to follow the path he traced by – to quote Karl – ‘continuing to embrace the present and invent the future’.” MAKING OF A FASHION ICON Lagerfeld was born into a wealthy German family in Hamburg on September 10, 1933, moving to Paris in 1953 to follow his dream of a career in fashion. In later life he claimed he fell in love with the fashion industry as a child when his mum took him to a Dior show in 1949. He quickly made a name for himself but made his biggest career move in 1983 when Chanel made him creative director. He is credited with making the label more modern and appealing to a younger audience with a range of exciting new colours, modified cuts and other fabrics. Over the years, Lagerfeld’s own signature look also became iconic – a black suit with his white hair pushed into a ponytail, fingerless gloves and dark glasses. His mother, Elizabeth, was a lingerie saleswoman while his father, Otto, was a businessman, and both encouraged him to pursue his love of clothes. He was hired as the personal assistant to legendary French fashion designer Pierre Balmain while in his early 20s, and then produced his first haute couture collection in the late 1950s. It was in the 1960s that international superstars such as the English actress Elizabeth Taylor began wearing his work. Other massive fans have included Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Royals including the late Princess Diana. Lagerfeld is credited with modernising Chanel and is famous for his signature black look Lagerfeld pictured with fellow fashion icon Anna Wintour at an event in 2011 CONTROVERSIAL VISIONARY Lagerfeld was never scared to innovate and even shock. In 1993 he caused Vogue chief Anna Wintour to walk out his Milan Fashion Week show when he used strippers to promote his new Fendi line. Lagerfeld was well known for entertaining at his lavish apartment on the Paris’s Left Bank, which he shared with the socialite Jacques de Bascher, up until his death in 1989. The designer was the proud owner of a cat named Coupettee, whom in 2013 he said he would “gladly marry” if it were legal. Describing his iconic look, Lagerfeld once admitted to playing a character. He said: “I am like a caricature of myself, and I like that. It is like a mask. And for me the Carnival of Venice lasts all year long.” Bernard Arnault, the head of French fashion house LVMH, confirmed the death and said Lagerfeld had made Paris the world’s fashion capital. He said: “With the passing of Karl Lagerfeld we have lost a creative genius who helped to make Paris the fashion capital of the world and Fendi one of the most innovative Italian houses. “Fashion and culture has lost a great inspiration.” Lagerfeld was of the most hardworking figures in the fashion world holding down the top design jobs at LVMH-owned luxury label Fendi from 1977, and Paris’ family-owned power-house Chanel in 1983. Indeed, his indefatigable energy was notable: he lost around 90 pounds in his late 60s to fit into the latest slimline fashions. Though he spent virtually his entire career at luxury labels catering to the very wealthy including all of 20 years at Chloe Lagerfeld’s designs quickly trickled down to low-end retailers, giving him an almost unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry. At Chanel, he served up youthful designs that were always of the moment and sent out almost infinite variations on the house’s classic skirt suit, ratcheting up the hemlines or smothering it in golden chains, stings of pearls or pricey accessories. They were always delivered with wit. He once said: “Each season, they tell me (the Chanel designs) look younger. One day we’ll all turn up like babies.” His outspoken and often stinging remarks on things as diverse as French politics and celebrity waistlines won him the nickname “Kaiser Karl” in the fashion media. Among the most acid comments included calling President Francois Hollande an “imbecile” who would be “disastrous” for France in Marie-Claire, and telling UK’s The Sun that he didn’t like the face of Pippa Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister. He said: “She should only show her back.” FASHION WORLD PAYS TRIBUTE Designer Donatella Versace posted a photograph of herself and Lagerfeld on Instagram, writing: “Karl your genius touched the lives of so many, especially Gianni and I. “We will never forget your incredible talent and endless inspiration. We were always learning from you.” Diane Kruger revealed she was bringing her newborn daughter to meet him in France, but admitted: “I was too late”. She wrote on social media: “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’.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told RTL radio: “Karl Lagerfeld is an immense personality, someone out of the ordinary.” Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief of British Vogue, said: “I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Karl Lagerfeld. He has exerted an incredible influence over the fashion industry over the past six decades, and it goes without saying that the world has lost one of the greatest designers in the history of fashion. But it has also lost one of its greatest teachers.” Singer and former French first lady Carla Bruni posted on Instagram saying: “Dear Karl, thank you for all the sparkles …. thank you bringing beauty and lightness in our world, so much color in the darkness, so much wit in our dull days. “I think you wouldn’t have wished for too many tears or too many flowers but you will be missed. The whole world and I will miss you. RIP.” Lagerfeld is pictured here in his final public appearance in New York on December 4 Here he is pictured with Victoria Beckham in 2007 Myleene Klass said she ‘worshipped’ the designer’s talent Superstar Alexa Chung said he was ‘witty and generous’ Here he poses for a photo with Lindsay Lohan Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli also paid tribute to him on Twitter Lagerfeld pictured with supermodels Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne in 2015 David Furnish said the world had lost a ‘legend’ Kris Jenner posted this tribute on Twitter after news of his death broke Here he is seen with Nicki Minaj in September last year Lagerfeld gets a smooch from Cara Delevingne and Lily-Rose Depp Lady Gaga pictured with the fashion industry icon Lagerfeld with Helena Christensen and Julianne Moore in 2005 Actress Nicole Kidman greets Lagerfeld at the Chanel Spring/Summer show in Paris in 2004 Model Winnie Harlow pictured with Lagerfeld last year Lagerfeld pictured prior to adopting his signature all-black look Here he is pictured in 1954 winning a fashion competition Here he is pictured in Paris in 1983 And again in 1970 Here he is seen in the 1960s – his formative years in the fashion industry Pictured is the fashion mogul’s final Instagram post This message was posted on his official Twitter page this afternoon And this tribute was posted on his Instagram page Wellwishers arrive outside the Chanel headquarters in Paris to pay tribute to the fashion mogul He worked as Chanel’s creative director for several decades Lagerfeld was 85 when he died in hospital this morning We pay for your stories! 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