The iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has passed away, aged 85. As the Creative Director of Chanel since 1983, plus the head of Fendi and his eponymous brand, Karl Lagerfeld has been a driving force in the fashion industry and, in particular, the bridal fashion industry.
Throughout his illustrious career, Karl Lagerfeld has been responsible for some of the famous wedding dresses, worn by celebrity brides, as well as leading supermodels on the catwalk, with a wedding dress closing Chanel's Haute Couture collections every season.
“Fashion show after fashion show, collection after collection, Karl Lagerfeld left his mark on the legend of Gabrielle Chanel and the history of the House of CHANEL," said Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Fashion at CHANEL. "The greatest tribute we can pay today is to continue to follow the path he traced by – to quote Karl – ‘continuing to embrace the present and invent the future’.”
To celebrate his life, take a look back at Karl Lagerfeld's incredible Chanel wedding dress designs from over the years.