The late fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld will be cremated and his ashes most likely to be scattered with those of his mother and lover, according to
The late fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld will be cremated and his ashes most likely to be scattered with those of his mother and lover, according to his label. The cremation will however happen without a grandiose ceremony, something he hated.
“I’ve asked to be cremated and for my ashes to dispersed with those of my mother… and those of Choupette (his cat), if she dies before me,” he said in one of his last major interviews.
“His wishes will be respected,” a spokeswoman for his Karl Lagerfeld brand said, a day after the legendary designer died at the age of 85.
Lagerfeld had previously said that his ashes would be mixed with those of his longtime lover, the French dandy Jacques de Bascher, who died of AIDS in 1989. He had kept half of his ashes so they be together again at the end.
Lagerfeld fell for the dashing de Bascher when he was 19 and looked after him until his death at 38. This was despite de Bascher, a notoriously philandering party animal, having an affair with Lagerfeld’s great rival, Yves Saint Laurent.
The other half of de Bascher’s ashes was given to his family, the French daily Le Monde reported Wednesday.