Karl Lagerfeld Dies In Paris At 85

Karl Lagerfeld has died in Paris at the age of 85, according to sources close to the Chanel designer. Lagerfeld had been ill for several weeks and was absent for two of Chanel\'s haute couture shows in Paris last month.French magazine Paris Match reports that the iconic and controversial designer, who was Chanel\'s creative director, was hospitalized on Monday night and passed away on Tuesday morning.The exact cause of Lagerfeld\'s death is not yet known, but concerns have surrounded his health for several weeks.In a statement in January, following Lagerfeld\'s absence, Chanel said the designer had been \"feeling tired\", and that the fashion house had \"asked Virginie Viard, director of the creative studio of the house, to represent him.\" It was the first time he had not given a bow on the catwalk at the end of a Chanel show.Lagerfeld, who was German and was born on 10th September 1933 in Hamburg, presided over Chanel for more than three decades after taking over the iconic French fashion h