Karl Lagerfeld died at the age of 85 in Paris on Tuesday. The cause of death is unknown.The late designer worked with many models during his time as the creative director of Chanel.Ins de la Fressange and Linda Evangelista were two of his earliest muses.Kendall Jenner and Kaia Gerber recently worked closely with Lagerfeld.Karl Lagerfeld died at the age of 85 in Paris on Tuesday. The cause of death is unknown.The late designer began an iconic legacy when he became the creative director of Chanel in 1983, and he helped propel quite a few models into superstardom along the way. Although he worked with many models during his illustrious career, a select few stood out from the pack and became known as influential muses for Lagerfeld.From Linda Evangelista to Kendall Jenner, here are 15 models who worked closely with Lagerfeld at the beginning of their careers.Ins de la Fressange is one of Lagerfeld's most iconic and earliest muses.According to The Huffington Post, she became the first model to ever sign an exclusive contract with a fashion house when she became the face of Chanel in the 1980s."She is beyond stunning," Lagerfeld said of the model to WWD. "Also, she is the Parisienne."Linda Evangelista's career took off after she met Lagerfeld in 1985.She went on to become known as one of the original "supermodels." Evangelista shared an Instagram photo with Lagerfeld on the day of his death with the caption, "Great love of my life."Claudia Schiffer then became another of Lagerfeld's earliest muses.She began closing his shows in the early '90s, carrying on the tradition of ending the show in a couture bridal gown."I would sayKarl Lagerfeld [was my mentor], especially as we worked together so much," she said in a 2012 interview with Vogue.Schiffer posted a tribute to Lagerfeld on Instagram on the day of his death, calling him "irreplaceable.""Karl was my magic dust, he transformed me from a shy German girl into a supermodel," she wrote in the caption.See the rest of the story at Business Insider Click here to read full news..