Chanel's fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85


German-born fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, nicknamed 'the Kaiser' after his leading role over decades in the world of France's haute couture industry, transforming Chanel into a major money-spinning label, has died in hospital aged 85, it was announced on Tuesday. 

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Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away on Tuesday at a hospital outside Paris, enjoyed the stature of a god among mortals in the world of fashion, where he stayed on top for well over half of a century and right up to his death, reports FRANCE 24.