Today, the fashion world mourns the loss of Karl Lagerfeld, a design legend and long-time creative director of Chanel and Fendi.

The German designer died aged 85, following a short illness and weeks of speculation regarding poor health after he missed several shows.

Famous for his white ponytail and dark glasses, there is no doubt Lagerfeld has well and truly left his mark on the world.

In fact, you can become a part of the design legend’s legacy by staying at the So Sofitel Singapore, which Lagerfeld added his own magic touch to.

Throughout the hotel you’ll find a lion emblem designed by the man himself, in honour of the Singapore’s ‘Lion City’ nickname. Spot it on the fluffy bathrobe and the BooKube, an exclusive art piece bookend, which also includes a quote from Lagerfeld.

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In memory of the fashion icon, we take a look back at some of Lagerfeld’s most memorable (and wonderfully outrageous) quotes…

“Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.”

Lagerfeld was, quite clearly, not a fan of casual attire.

Although he did have time for a classic bargain…

“Never use the word ‘cheap.’ Today everybody can look chic in inexpensive clothes (the rich buy them too). There is good clothing design on every level today. You can be the chicest thing in the world in a T-shirt and jeans—it’s up to you.”

And – eccentric ways aside – he never lost his sense of humour…

“I’m very much down to earth, just not this earth.”

He also knew the importance of treating yourself…

“Luxury bags make your life more pleasant, make you dream, give you confidence, and show your neighbors you’re doing well.”

Most importantly, he understood a thing or two about true beauty.

“Life is not a beauty contest, some [ugly people] are great. What I hate is nasty, ugly people…the worst is ugly, short men. Women can be short, but for men it is impossible. It is something that they will not forgive in life…they are mean and they want to kill you.”

Best of all, he was fully aware of the legacy he was creating:

“I’ve always known that I was made to live this way, that I would be this sort of legend.”

RIP, Karl Lagerfeld.


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