Melania Trump has paid an emotional tribute to Karl Lagerfeld

‘We will miss you’

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‘We will miss you’

It was announced yesterday that iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld had died in Paris aged 85.

The sad news of his death comes after weeks of ill health, with Karl – the artistic director of CHANEL – missing his catwalk bow at the end of the most recent CHANEL Couture Show in Paris.

‘It is with deep sadness that the House of CHANEL announces the passing of Karl Lagerfeld, the Creative Director for the CHANEL Fashion House since 1983,’ Chanel announced in a statement.

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It was undoubtedly a very sad day for the fashion community, with high profile figures coming forward to pay their respects, from Victoria Beckham to Alexa Chung.

One unexpected high profile figure to pay an emotional tribute to the German designer was First Lady Melania Trump, who took to her Twitter page to honour the icon.

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‘Today the world lost a creative genius,’ Melania tweeted alongside a photo of her with Karl and one of his personalised sketches for her. ‘We will miss you Karl! #RIPKarlLagerfeld.’

From Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell to Marion Cotillard and Elton John, the tributes continue to flood in.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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