Chanel designer, Karl Lagerfeld, is said to be weary of the fashion game, and according to the NY Post, may announce his retirement after the label’s resort presentation in Cuba next month. The 82-year-old Lagerfeld, who has been leading the label since 1983, is reportedly tired and finally ready to give up the never ending grind. The German born Lagerfeld has famously said he would never retire, telling Vogue just four years ago, “Why should I stop working? If I do, I’ll die and it’ll all be finished.”
There has been some talk since Hedi Slimane and Saint Laurent parted ways earlier this month, that Slimane might be in line to take Lagerfeld’s place should the designer choose to step down. Lagerfeld retains a lifetime contract with Chanel that includes say so over his successor, and it’s well established he is a big fan of Slimane, crediting the Parisian designer’s famous skinny trousers for motivating him to lose weight. Having led the storied French fashion houses of both Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent, he certainly has the resume to take on the legendary Chanel mantle.
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