Culture/Style

15 hip hop songs that memorialize Karl Lagerfeld, and his impact on Chanel

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February 19, 2019

Designer Karl Lagerfeld, known for his pioneering works with both the Chanel and Fenti brands, has passed away at the age of 85. Though the legacy he’s leaving behind resonates deeply throughout the fashion world – Donatella Versace and Anna Wintour have already paid tribute to the icon – another pocket of the art world deeply affected by his work is hip hop. Lagerfeld evolved the Chanel brand into a cultural juggernaut that juggled both undeniable luxury with an accessible style rarely reflected in the other parts of the high-fashion world. It’s this aesthetic that made both him and Chanel household names in hip hop for the last several decades. To honour his legacy, we’ve rounded up 15 hip hop songs that shout out him, Chanel, and the specific brand of feel-good luxury he was known for.

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