“I design like I breathe. You don’t ask to breathe — it just happens.” Karl Lagerfeld, Fashion Icon and ‘Master of Reinvention,’ has died at the age 85. Here’s a look at his life in pictures.

+ FastCo: 22 controversial Karl Lagerfeld quotes. “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.” (For people who work on the internet, putting anything over your underwear is a sign of victory…)

+ A classic on Karl from the NYT Mag archives. The Jet Set Life of Karl Lagerfeld’s Favorite Male Model — for Now: “Lagerfeld refers to Brad and the other models that travel with him as his family, albeit a self-selected, genetically ideal one. ‘I hate ugly people,’ Lagerfeld told me. ‘Very depressing.’ If models were show dogs, Brad would be a golden retriever. He has a strong jaw, hazel eyes and thick blond hair that seems perpetually windswept.”