(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 2, 2018 late German fashion designer of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld (L), flanked by French fashion studio director of Chanel Virginie Viard (R), acknowledges the audience at the end of the Chanel Spring-Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear collection fashion show in Paris. Virginie Viard, Lagerfeld's right hand person, will be the successor of late German designer Karl Lagerfeld, and will become the fashion designer of Chanel according to a statement of the French fashion house. German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85, it was announced on February 19, 2019.  / AFP / Bertrand GUAY
Karl Lagerfeld with Virginie Viard at the end of Chanel's spring/summer 2019 ready-to-wear show in Paris last October. AFP

Virginie Viard to succeed Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel

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