Lagerfeld made Paris the 'fashion capital of the world': LVMH's Arnault

FILE PHOTO: German designer Karl Lagerfeld appears at the end of his Spring/Summer 2019 women's ready-to-wear collection show for fashion house Chanel during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) - Bernard Arnault, the head of French fashion house LVMH, confirmed on Tuesday the death of Karl Lagerfeld and said he had made Paris the world’s fashion capital.

“With the passing of Karl Lagerfeld we have lost a creative genius who helped to make Paris the fashion capital of the world and Fendi one of the most innovative Italian houses,” Arnault said in a statement.

“Fashion and culture has lost a great inspiration.”

Reporting by Pascale Denis and Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Luke Baker