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The Death Of Karl Lagerfeld: The End Of An Era

Lagerfeld's best collections and memories.


At the age of 85, fashion mogul Karl Lagerfeld has died.

In the midst of mourning, I think it's important to celebrate life. Because if not for Karl Lagerfeld, where would the fashion world be? Where would we be without 90's Chanel? What would Fendi be without Karl's iconic reinvention of the 'F'? Would the name Karl ever even have sounded cool? Thankfully, we will never have to know.

Lagerfeld was everything anyone ever wanted to be; great taste, sleek, mysterious, knowledgeable. He was born in Germany to a common family in 1933. However, just as your mom would do, Lagerfeld was known to blur the exact year he was born in and claimed that no one ever knew the truth.

His career in fashion was bright from the beginning. As Balmain's apprentice, Lagerfeld was destined to do great things. Not only because of his great sense in style and the foreseeing ability he had for trends, but also because he was worldly, and educated. A relatively unknown or seldom known fact about Karl is his massive book collection. Lagerfeld had claimed to have had over 300,000 books, and is known to have said, "I hate leisure, except reading."

The design icon quickly rose to international fame when he took over the house of Chanel in 1982. This is where the iconic looks from Chanel originated. The short constructed tweed suits, the Chanel symbol brooches, and the chain belts that are still seen today and are currently on-trend!

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Karl's reinvention of Coco Chanel's iconic LBD as well as the tailored suits and ultra-femme silhouettes are what brought him and the house of Chanel notoriety in the 90s. Lagerfeld once stated about Coco Chanel, "My job is not to do what she did, but what she would have done." And isn't that the job of every creative director? Lagerfeld not only sought to do that, but DID that, and continued to keep doing so for over 30 years.

Even though Lagerfeld was known for his iconic pieces and vision, there were definitely some discrepancies regarding his character.

In 1993, when Lagerfeld was the creative director for Fendi, the most iconic and drama-filled event in fashion history happened. Anna Wintour, Vogue's editor-in-chief since 1988, walked out of his show. That year, Karl decided to display his line of swimsuits on an Italian adult film star and her entourage of dancers. The show was a little too risque for Wintour and she promptly left.

Last year, I had written an article about Lagerfeld and his opinion on the #MeToo campaign, and they were well, insulting. During an interview with Numéro magazine, he continuously boasted about himself, as well as mention other designers and their lack of talent as well as their jealousy towards him. It was in this interview that he had also made harsh comments about women which ironic because all of his work revolves around women!

Lagerfeld has also had issues in the past with other sexist and racist comments, and every time, the industry erupts into chaos. Yet, somehow Lagerfeld is never bothered by the chaos. I think that's what made him a great visionary, artist, and designer: his carelessness for what others think.

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The End Of The Semester As Told By Todd Chrisley

Because we're all a little dramatic like Todd sometimes.

The last 3-4 weeks of every college student's semester are always crazy hectic.

We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of "Chrisley Knows Best."

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.

3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.

6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.

7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in two days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.

13. Studying and realizing you know nothing.

14. When your finals are over and it's finally time to go home for break.

You're finally back to your old self.

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