Karl Lagerfeld passed away the day before he was to meet Diane Kruger’s baby girl.
Following health complications of pancreatic cancer, the Chanel and Fendi creative director died on 19 February at the age of 85, with the news sending shockwaves throughout the fashion industry.
Among the celebrities to pay tribute to Lagerfeld at the time was actress Kruger, a Chanel muse, and she has now spoken about how the designer had planned to meet her daughter in his last days.
“You know it’s kind of sad, I flew to Paris so he could meet my daughter, and he passed away the day before we were supposed to meet,” she commented in an interview with People TV. “It’s really sad… (but) he had a good life.”
Kruger and her actor partner Norman Reedus welcomed their first baby together in November. The couple are yet to share the tot’s name.
Elsewhere in the chat, Kruger recalled how she had developed a “special bond” with Lagerfeld over the course of her career, especially as they could speak German to each other, and because they lived in the same building in Paris.
“He was my neighbour in Paris, so I want to say for the last 20 years I would see him twice or three times a week just walking down the street,” the 43-year-old smiled, before adding that she once also walked through Versailles with him and accompanied him on a trip to China.
“You know, he was truly somebody very eccentric and very funny, but also very sweet,” she added. “We spoke German to each other, so I think we always had a very special bond because nobody could understand.”
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