Karl Lagerfeld, who died in Paris today, is survived by his Birman breed cat Choupette, with which he shared a remarkable bond. “There is no marriage, yet, between human beings and animals… I never thought I would fall in love like this with a cat”, the outspoken fashion designer told CNN in 2013. “She […]

When Karl Lagerfeld moved from Hamburg to Paris at the age of 14, little did he know that he would become one of the most iconic names in the history of fashion. As the world mourns his passing at the age of 85 today, FashionUnited gathers images of the life and work of the celebrated designer. A young […]

BACKGROUND They called him the "Kaiser", and for decades Karl Lagerfeld, who has died aged 85, reigned imperially over the fashion world. From his perch at Chanel, the German-born designer presided over the most famous of all fashion houses like the 18th-century absolute monarchs he modelled himself […]

Karl Lagerfeld’s right hand Virginie Viard will succeed him at the creative helm of Chanel, the French fashion house announced this Tuesday following the confirmation of the German designer’s death. “Virginie Viard, director of Chanel’s fashion creation studio and Karl Lagerfeld’s closest collaborator […]

ZEITSTRAHLThe fashion world has been plunged into mourning by the death of legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld, the rapier-witted dandy who ruled over the industry for half a century. Chanel, the iconic French fashion house he led for nearly four decades, on Tuesday confirmed his passing, prompting an […]

German designer Karl Lagerfeld, based in Paris from the 1950s until his death Tuesday, described himself as a "European", hailing the interwar Germany he never knew as a "spiritual homeland" that was destroyed under Nazism. Karl Otto Lagerfeld was born in the 1933 in the northern port city Hamburg, […]

TIMELINE Following the sad news that the iconic fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, passed away in Paris today at the age of 85, FashionUnited takes a retrospective look back at one of the most prolific and celebrated careers in the world of fashion. From his role as an assistant to Pierre Balmain in […]

BREAKING NEWS Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85 this Tuesday. The iconic German designer, who led Chanel for 36 years and Fendi for more than 50 years, in addition to his eponymous label, passed away in Paris following weeks of an undisclosed illness. “It is with deep sadness that the house of Chanel […]

Asics has announced the appointment of Koichiro Kodama to replace Gene McCarthy as President and CEO of the company’s America Group segment, according to SGB Media report. In February 2018, Kodama was appointed VP, corporate strategy of the Asics America segment. Additionally, Asics America also appointed […]

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. has appointed Deb Henretta to the company's board of directors as an independent director, effective February 14, 2019. With this appointment, the company’s board of directors expands to eight directors, including three women. Commenting on Henretta’s appointment, Jay […]

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