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Confirmed: Karl Lagerfeld is not stepping down, says Chanel

French fashion house Chanel has rubbished reports that insist that creative director Karl Lagerfeld will be leaving the industry post the label’s fashion show which is scheduled to take place next month

fashion and trends Updated: Apr 21, 2016 18:19 IST
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German designer Karl Lagerfeld poses as he arrives at Monte Carlo Sporting to attend the Bal de la Rose in Monaco
German designer Karl Lagerfeld poses as he arrives at Monte Carlo Sporting to attend the Bal de la Rose in Monaco (EricGaillard/REUTERS)

Contrary to reports, design legend Karl Lagerfeld will not be stepping down as the creative director of Chanel and all his other design duties. It was reported that the 82-year-old will be exiting the industry after the French fashion house’s cruise collection show next month in Cuba. Lagerfeld has been heading the label since 1983. When contacted by Vogue UK, a spokesperson for the brand, called the reports “unsubstantiated.” These rumours took over after Page Six reported an anonymous friend of Lagerfeld’s saying: “He’s really tired...He’s not doing well and he’s ready to stop.”

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Apart from Chanel, the German fashion designer is also the head of Fendi and his eponymous label. Lagerfeld is also famous for his platinum ponytail, trademark fingerless gloves and glasses that he is never seen without. In an interview with VogueTV in 2012, Lagerfeld was reported as saying “Why should I stop working? If I do, I’ll die and it’ll all be finished.”