The German fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld has yesterday caused confusion by not being present at the show of Chanel on the Fashion Week in Paris. The artistic director is, according to the French fashion house tired.
Lagerfeld greeted normally always the audience after a show, but yesterday it appeared not he, but his right hand, and the creative director of the studio, Virginie Viard on the stage. Later let Chanel know that Lagerfeld the show pass was let go because he was tired. However, there are a lot of speculations about the health of the 85-year-old icon.
Patricia Riekel, the former editor-in-chief of the German lifestyleblad Bunte, called his absence “a disgrace”. “Everyone coming to the shows, wants Karl Lagerfeld to honor. Everyone will now be wondering: What happened? Why did he not show up?”, thus Riekel for the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Lagerfeld, with his dark sunglasses, white collar and black gloves, one of the most famous fashion designers in the world. He is the artistic director of fashion houses Chanel and Fendi and manages an eponymous label.