The Little Black Dress team are heartbroken to hear that iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85 in Paris, February 19th. Karl Lagerfeld will be dearly missed. He was undoubtedly one of the most influential and important creatives of our time.

The fashion world pays tribute to Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld was a fashion legend who saved Chanel in the 1980's. Consequently, he spent a further thirty years as its artistic director. Lagerfeld was notorious for his acid tongue. Furthermore, he was well known for his love for the iconic little black dress. The designer once stated that “One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress" and we couldn't agree more! Celebrities and designers were quick to pay tribute to Lagerfeld. Spice Girl-turned-designer Victoria Beckham lead a host of tributes to the late fashion designer. She wrote: 'So incredibly sad to hear this. Karl was a genius and always so kind and generous to me both personally and professionally. RIP'. Fellow designer Marc Jacobs also paid his respects, sharing a heartfelt piece on social media: 'Waking up to a world without Karl. So sad. And strange. He was a great inspiration to me, and, undeniably a unique and extraordinary talent. RESPECT. Rest In Peace KL.' Italian fashion designer, Dontella Versace, also posted about Lagerfeld, writing: 'your genius touched the lives of so many, especially Gianni and I. We will never forget your incredible talent and endless inspiration. We were always learning from you.'

Karl Lagerfeld's Best Dresses

[caption id="attachment_99459" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Fashion tribute: Icons wearing Karl Lagerfeld Emma stone surprised us all with a matching dress and pants on the 2017 BAFTAs red carpet.[/caption]

An unexpected Twist

Actress, Emma Stone loves rocking pants on the red carpet. Therefore, with Karl Lagerfeld's eccentric creativity, Stone wore an embellished straight-leg style to the 2017 BAFTAs. This was under her plunging strapless matching dress. We think this was a brilliantly thought out design on a classic silhouette. [caption id="attachment_99440" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Frieda Pinto in an ingenious Lagerfeld design at Paris Fashion Week, 2018. Recreate with the Saint A Georgia Dress in White Monochrome.[/caption]

The ingenious white dress

At Chanel's Paris fashion show, 2018, Frieda Pinto secured her style credentials. Achieved by donning this gorgeous white shift dress designed by Karl Lagerfeld. The outfit was embellished with a black diamond multiple chain, which balanced the dress’ drapes at the back. We think this is ingenious. We recommend, recreating this beautiful look with the Saint A Georgia Dress in White Monochrome. For similar elegance and sophisticated refinement.   [caption id="attachment_99454" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Fashion tribute: Icons wearing Karl Lagerfeld Anna Wintour wears extravagant Lagerfeld dress at the 2015 Met Gala.[/caption]

Memorable in red

US Vogue Editor, Anna Wintour wore a stunning Karl Lagerfeld dress at the Met Gala, 2015. Complete with a poppy print, sequinned embroidery and a floral collar. As well as, a belt and shoulder accents made of flowers also. This was deemed to be the wildest dress Anna Wintour had ever worn prior to the event. Consequently, this Lagerfeld dress became one of the most memorable red carpet designs. [caption id="attachment_99443" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Natalie Portman made history in Karl Lagerfeld's little black dress at the Golden Globes, 2006.[/caption]

The famous LBD

Natalie Portman blew away all of lace’s fuddy-duddy connotations when she appeared at the 2006 Golden Globes in a strapless Chanel LBD. Karl Lagerfeld sculpted the bodice around the bust. Furthermore, designing it to fall into a loosely fitting skirt. It wowed everyone. As a result, this little black dress became one of Lagerfeld's greatest dress designs and we are not surprised. Claudia Schiffer and Ali Larter were quick to invest in the dress after Portman. Our Goddiva Black Scallop Edge Maxi Dress is the perfect alternative to this classic little black dress. Similarly, we think the Gina Bacconi Black Colleen Sequin Lace Dress is another great option, if you prefer shorter lengths. We have a beautiful range of little black dresses, guaranteed to fit anyone. Regardless of style preferences we think you will be able to find the perfect little black dress with ease. [caption id="attachment_99453" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Fashion tribute: Icons wearing Karl Lagerfeld Kirsten Dunst wears Chanel Couture fall 2015 at the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards.[/caption]

Sheer elegance

Kristen Dunst turned up to the 21st Critic's choice awards in a beautiful dress from Chanel Couture. The stunning tiered detailing and elegant design resulted in this dress becoming one of Karl Lagerfeld's best red carpet creations. [caption id="attachment_99507" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Kiera Knightley wore one of Lagerfeld's designs for Chanel. This became the brands most iconic silhouette.[/caption]

The Iconic Chanel silhouette

Kiera Knightley became a good friend of Karl Lagerfeld, after portraying Gabrielle Chanel in a short movie directed by none other than Lagerfeld himself. As a result, Knightley became an icon and ambassador for Chanel. Chanel is most known for the precise tailoring and neat shapes established by Coco Chanel all those years ago. Keira Knightley demonstrates the elegance of Lagerfeld's designs. Wearing a white tea dress from the Chanel HC S/S 09 collection. We love the dress and jacket combo, Karl Lagerfeld mastered so well. Therefore, we highly recommend the Ariella Duck Egg Dress And Jacket for a similar look. [caption id="attachment_99458" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Fashion tribute: Icons wearing Karl Lagerfeld Blake Lively dazzles at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in an original Karl Lagerfeld dress.[/caption]

The Sparkling Dress

Actress, Blake Lively, has became well known for her fashion love affair with Karl Lagerfeld. Consistently wearing his designs at various events and even spotted on the streets wearing a Lagerfeld design. At the 67th Cannes film festival, Blake Lively wowed in a sparkling sequin dress designed by Lagerfeld. This resulted in a special fashion moment for Lagerfeld's thriving success.

A fashion legacy

Chanel's iconic creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, leaves behind a lasting fashion legacy thanks to his incredible and often revolutionary creations. We are so sad to see him go. Contrariwise, we are also grateful to experience his tribute to fashion. Moreover, we will continue to marvel at the amazing dresses he designed forever.