Chanel and Fendi to hold memorial for Karl Lagerfeld. The fasihon industry is still feeling the loss of iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away on February 19th.
In celebration of his legacy, fashion houses Chanel, Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld will hold a commemorative ceremony, ‘Karl For Ever’.
The event will take place in Paris on June 20th during Paris Men’s Fashion Week at the Grand Calais – the venue of his Chanel shows since 2005.
The ceremony will be theatre and opera director Robert Carsen.
Carsen told WWD: “”I wanted something full of life and unexpected. He once famously said, ‘A funeral? I’d rather die.’
The memorial will have video footage of Lagerfeld and his collaborators on three screens with dancers, music and theatre performances based on his work.
Bruno Pavlovsky, Chanel’s President of Fashion, said: “It will be a very powerful moment, a collective celebration of his persona. The memorial will be about Karl only: who he was, what he loved, what gave him his exceptional energy.
“I am glad we could join forces with Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld to create together an exceptional event that measures up to him, a tribute that truly celebrates the things he loved and that inspired him.
“The greatest tribute we can pay today is to continue to follow the path he traced by – to quote Karl – ‘continuing to embrace the present and invent the future.’
Chanel and Fendi to hold memorial for Karl Lagerfeld