Kim Kardashian Claps Back at Karl Lagerfeld Critics: He Was a Legend!

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On Tuesday, February 19, fashion industry legend Karl Lagerfeld passed away. He was 85 years old.

Kim Kardashian is one of many honoring the late, great icon.

She shares not only her memories of him, but some personal photos that she took from her time working with him.

Karl Lagerfeld, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West

If you follow a lot of celebrities on social media, or even just thirst-follow a lot of models, you've seen a lot of beautiful people in mourning.

On Instagram, Kim shared photos of her with Karl.

"We lost a true legend!!!!" she captioned the set of pictures.

She mourns him: "You were such an inspiration to the world!"

"You shot my first fashion shoot," she writes. "And I was so nervous to work with such an icon!"

Imagine your first fashion shoot being with Karl Lagerfeld.

Kim Kardashian Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld

"The world is so much chicer because you existed!" Kim praises.

"I am beyond honored to have met you," she continues. "And had the opportunity to work with you."

"You are so loved and will be so missed," she affirms.

That is absolutely true. So many people are mourning his loss.

Kim then follows her words with a broken heart emoji.

Karl Lagerfeld Photographs Kim Kardashian

Among the photos that Kim shared are images from her 2016 pregnancy photoshoot.

At the time, on her app, Kim wrote about her experience shooting with Karl.

She even later shared an anecdote about how she had heard a rumor that he gifts his models with Chanel bags.

"The whole time, I was anxiously waiting to see if this legend was true," Kim confessed.

"During the shoot, my mom showed up to support me," Kim shared.

"And she was all decked out in head-to-toe Chanel," Kim revealed. "I’m talking gloves, sunglasses, earrings, boots and a jacket."

Karl Lagerfeld Picture

"I thought she was SO embarrassing, LOL, but Karl loved it so much that he pulled out a Chanel purse," Kim revealed.

"Not just any purse but their beautiful crystal Lego clutch," Kim noted.

"I got so excited, thinking Karl was going to give me a surprise bag," she said.

"But instead he goes straight to the Chanel queen herself: Kris Jenner," Kim narrated.

Well, Kim is great, but everyone pays homage to the queen.

Kris and Kim Kardashian

Kim laughed later, but confesses that she didn't take it well at the time -- through no fault of her own.

"I was very hormonal and emotional from my pregnancy, so I went to the bathroom to cry," Kim admitted.

Pregnancy hormones can make you ... absolutely nuts. There's no shame in admitting that.

"And then called my cousin Cici to calm me down,” she shared.

“I was upset that my mom stole my moment!" she explained.

Kim added: "More importantly, I really wanted to one day give North that bag as a token from my only pregnancy shoot."

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on Harper's Bazaar

Kim's story had a happy ending -- because she worked with Karl again a short time later.

"For this Harper’s Bazaar shoot, I finally told Karl and Carine [Roitfeld] this story, and they thought it was hilarious,” Kim revealed.

“At the end of the shoot, Karl surprised me with not one but TWO Chanel bags," she added.

Kim gushed: "I will forever be grateful for SUCH a special moment."

"My dream of getting a Chanel bag from Karl finally came true!" she concluded.

Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld is one of the most prolific and legendary fashion designers of the past century.

He disliked discussing his "legacy" in life, but there is no question of his lasting impact on the fashion world.

That said, he was a complicated man. A lot of people have mixed feelings about this icon.

It is in no way hypocritical for celebrities who may not agree with some of his unkind statements to mourn his passing.

People are complex and often flawed, but their passing usually makes us sad.

Please give Kim, or anyone else you might see, the space on social media to grieve in their own way.

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