Karl Lagerfeld farewelled as per strict wishes not to have a funeral service

Karl Lagerfeld farewelled as per strict wishes not to have a funeral service

Fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld had very strict wishes that he did not want a big fuss made after his death.

The late designer had made it clear he wished to be cremated and not have a funeral service held for him.

Lagerfeld was cremated in France on Friday (local time), fulfilling his last wishes following his death earlier this week aged 85.

The German designer had quipped “I’d rather die” than be buried.

He was cremated in Nanterre, west of Paris, in the presence of Virginie Viard, who succeeds him as creative director at Chanel, Princess Caroline of Monaco and Bernard Arnault, head of the luxury group LVMH, Closer reported.

A spokeswoman for the Lagerfeld fashion house had told AFP that “his wishes will be respected”.

Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and Lagerfeld’s creative consultant and right-hand-woman Amanda Harlech also arrived to pay their respects.

Lagerfeld’s ashes are to join some from Jacques de Basher, his great love who died of AIDS in 1989.

He had told de Bascher’s biographer Marie Ottavi that some of his ashes were being stored “somewhere secret. One day they will be added to mine.”

Lagerfield had also made it clear he wanted tohave his ashes mixed with those of his cat Choupette if she had died before him, but the cat is very much alive.

His much loved pet stands to inherit some of his $US300 million dollar fortune.

The fashion designer’s loss has been mourned by fans and famous friends worldwide.

Tributes have flowed from Naomi Campbell, Kylie Minogue, Victoria Beckham and Cara Delevingne.

Source link