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Viard at the helm

VIRGINIE Viard, who was the late Karl Lagerfeld’s “right and left hand” for more than 30 years, is stepping out from the legendary designer’s formidable shadow to take over as Chanel’s creative director.

Chanel announced Viard’s nomination “so that the legacy of Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld can live on” at the same time as it confirmed Lagerfeld’s death on Tuesday at the age of 85.

The smoky-eyed designer who will take the spotlight after shunning it for decades was described by her mentor as “my right and left hand.” He told Netflix’s “7 Days Out” documentary series: “Virginie is the most important person, not only for me but also for the atelier, for everything.”


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