First lady Melania Trump shared her sadness on social media today for the recently passed designer, Karl Lagerfeld.
Trump and Lagerfeld had a long working history, and Trump appeared to be deeply moved by his passing.
“Today the world lost a creative genius,” Trump tweeted. “We will miss you Karl! #RIPKarlLagerfeld
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) February 19, 2019
Not only did she share images of herself with the designer, but she posted an image of s sketch of one of his designs that ended up being one of the first lady’s outfits worn during an official state welcome.
Lagerfeld was hailed by the BBC as an “iconic Chanel fashion designer” and served as creative director for Chanel and Fendi.
Trump wasn’t the only well-known name to mourn the passing of the fashion icon. Vote editor-in-chief Anna Wintour said, according to BBC, “Today the world lost a giant among men.”
Wintour went on to describe Lagerfeld as a “creative genius” and his work as “breathtaking.
“Karl was brilliant, he was wicked, he was funny, he was generous beyond measure, and he was deeply kind. I will miss him so very much,” her statement said according to BBC.
Donatella Versace posted a picture of herself with Lagerfeld and the caption:
“Karl 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.”
Alain Wertheimer, Chanel’s chief executive, said he believed Lagerfeld transformed the Chanel brand after he joined in 1983.
“Thanks to his creative genius, generosity and exceptional intuition, Karl Lagerfeld was ahead of his time, which widely contributed to the House of Chanel’s success throughout the world,” he said in a statement.
There is some debate about Lagerfeld’s age, however, it’s believed that he was born sometime in the 1930s.