As the news broke today of creative director of Chanel @chanelofficial
Karl Lagerfeld’s death, tributes from all over the globe flooded social media in remembrance of the fashion icon. An innovative force in the fashion industry he revolutionized the house of Chanel with his ability to mesh the old with the new. Lagerfeld’s tenure at Chanel saw the first significant usage by the brand of models of color on the runway with Sudanese model Alek Wek @msalekwek
as the house’s first black woman as the iconic Chanel Bride in 2004 at their haute couture show and Alton Mason @altonmason
as the first black male model in 109 years at 2018’s Métiers d’ Art show. Here’s to celebrating The Kaiser and hoping for more diversity to come under new creative director Virginie Viard.