Celebrity tributes flow for Karl Lagerfeld: from Victoria Beckham to Donatella Versace

Stars of fashion, music and film pay their respects to the designer on social media after news of his death broke

FILE PHOTO -  German designer Karl Lagerfeld appears at the end of his Spring/Summer 2018 women's ready-to-wear collection show for fashion house Chanel at the Grand Palais during Paris Fashion Week, France, October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo
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His impact on fashion will be felt for decades, nay, even centuries from now. However, for the stars of the style, music and film worlds, the death of Karl Lagerfeld has left a gaping hole. The legendary designer, who died in Paris on February 19 at the age of 85, leaves behind a rich and storied legacy, thanks to his work at Chanel, Fendi, Chloe and more.

During his career, which spanned more than five decades, the couturier developed close relationships with many of the industry's finest, from supermodels to fellow designers. After news of his death broke, many turned to social media to pay tribute to the man know as Kaiser Karl.

Scroll down to read heartfelt celebrity dedications to Lagerfeld.

Victoria Beckham called the designer a "genius":

Supermodel Iman called the designer's death the end of an era:

German actress Diane Kruger was "heartbroken":

British singer Lily Allen said the designer "made her feel like a princess":

Fellow designer Donatella Versace said she was "always learning" from the star:

British writer and style star Alexa Chung revealed the designer was incredibly "witty":

The label Sonia Rykiel shared an image of Lagerfeld with its namesake founder, who died in 2016:

Singer Florence Welch shared a picture with Lagerfeld:

Model Bella Hadid said she was "heartbroken" by the loss and will that his "humor, wit, love and passion for fashion will live on forever":

British designer Henry Holland shared a quote from Lagerfeld:


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