Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne and more members of the fashion community came together to celebrate the life of legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld.
On Thursday, Chanel hosted a celebratory memorial in Lagerfeld’s name at the Grand Palais in Paris.
The ceremony, named “Karl For Ever”, saw stars like Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, Pharrell, Tilda Swinton, Claudia Schiffer and Anna Wintour attend.
The memorial featured giant screens and portraits of the designer, including black-and-white self portraits and other images of Lagerfeld shot by esteemed photographer, Annie Leibovitz.
The touching tribute opened with a clip of the designer interviewing himself: “I don’t deliver a description of my person. You have what you see — there’s nothing behind,” he said.
While speaking with WWD, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour candidly shared her thoughts on the beautiful video homage.
“He was the original multitasker, a man who did everything at once,” she stated.
Delevingne, who was dressed in a gorgeous pink feathered dress, took to the stage to honour Lagerfeld’s legacy by reciting a poem by French writer Colette, which happens to be one of his favourite authors.
Some of fashion’s biggest names also took time to pay tribute to Lagerfeld, including CEO of Fendi, Serge Brunschwig, and the president of fashion at Chanel, Bruno Pavlovsky.
Lagerfeld suddenly passed away on Feb. 19, 2019 at the age of 85 after battling with pancreatic cancer.