Tim Blanks: “It’s interesting watching social media deal with something like this because how many things in fashion could be this discombobulating for the industry? There really isn’t very much.”
Imran Amed: “Yeah. It’s kind of like the whole fashion world stopped—
Tim Blanks: “The axis shifts.”
Imran Amed: “—for the day.”
Lagerfeld transformed Chanel, Fendi, and the Paris couture. He was a prodigal young designer like Yves Saint-Laurent, but prolific like no other designer. He read and spoke four languages fluently. He was a voracious reader, a masterful illustrator, and an accomplished photographer. He lived a full and fulfilling life in which he accomplished more than most people can even dream of doing. His passing leaves an immense hole in the fashion industry, one that will be felt for a long time to come.