Today is a very sad day because the one of the most creative and so talented fashion designers passed away. The Greatest Karl Lagerfeld. Karl Lagerfeld was working for some of the most iconic fashion houses, from Balmain to Fendi, and was the main fashion designer of the house Chanel and his namesake label. He was a wonderful maestro and his name will be remembered forever in the history of fashion. Karl Lagerfeld was not an easy-going person. However, what he did for fashion and how he changed the whole industry is a beautiful magic and power of Karl Lagerfeld himself.
…but did you know the real Karl Lagerfeld? Get inspired and enter the world of Karl Lagerfeld through his own quotes, lifestyle and habits.
What I enjoy most is doing something I’ve never done before.
Moving forward, changing and enticing. That’s what fashion is about.
I am a sort of vampire, taking the blood of other people.
When I was four I asked my mother for a valet for my birthday.
I’m a kind of fashion nymphomaniac who never gets an orgasm.
I live in a set, with the curtains of the stage closed with no audience – but who cares?
Chic is a kind of mayonnaise, either it tastes, or it doesn’t.
I lost 200lb to wear suits by Hedi Slimane.
I have no human feelings.
If you throw money out of the window throw it out with joy. Don’t say: ‘one shouldn’t do that’ – that is bourgeois.
I am like a caricature of myself, and I like that. It is like a mask. And for me the Carnival of Venice lasts all year long.
They grow so fast, and having adult children makes you look 100 years old. I don’t want that.
The discussion of fur is childish.
I don’t know Heidi Klum. She was never known in France. Claudia Schiffer also doesn’t know who she is.
I’m very impeccable and clean before I go to bed. It’s just like right before I’m going out. When I was a child, my mother always told me that you could wake up in the middle of the night and be deathly sick, so you always have to be impeccable. I laugh about it now, but I think everyone should go to bed like they have a date at the door.
I had an interview once with some German journalist – some horrible ugly woman. It was in the early days after the communists – maybe a week after – and she wore a yellow sweater that was kind of see-through. She had huge tits and a huge black bra, and she said to me: ‘It’s impolite; remove your glasses.’ I said: ‘Do I ask you to remove your bra?’
You cannot fight against it. There’s a price you have to pay for fame, and people who don’t want to pay that price can get in trouble. I accepted the idea of celebrity because of a French expression: ‘You cannot have the butter and the money for the butter.’
It is farmers who are nice to the cows and the pigs and then kill them. It’s even more hypocritical than hunters. At least the hunters don’t flatter the animals. I don’t like that people butcher animals, but I don’t like them to butcher humans either, which is apparently very popular in the world.
I send notes. I’m not a chambermaid whom you can ring at every moment. Today, you know, most people act like they work at a switchboard in a hotel.
That’s exactly what I am. As a child I wanted to be a grown-up. I wanted to know everything – not that I like to talk about it. I hate intellectual conversation with intellectuals because I only care about my opinion.
Well, there came this new line from Hedi Slimane at Dior that you needed to be slim to wear. It said: ‘You want this? Go back to your bones.’ And so I lost it all. I lost 88 pounds and never got them back.
Please don’t say I work hard. Nobody is forced to do this job and if they don’t like it, they should do another one. If it’s too much, do something else. But don’t start doing it and then say, ‘Aaaah, it’s too much’. Because a lot of people depend on it. What we do at Chanel, thousands of people work on these things; these things are sold in hundreds and hundreds of shops all over the world. People like the big machine, and the money the big machine involves, but the effort… Then, suddenly, they become artists. They are too weak. Too fragile. Non. We have to be tough. We cannot talk about our suffering. People buy dresses to be happy, not to hear about somebody who suffered over a piece of taffeta. Me, I like to make an effort. I like nothing better than concrete reality. I’m a very down-to-earth person, but it is my job to make that earth more pleasant.
I made a diet and my doctor made money that way. We sold nearly a million copies. I never touch sugar, cheese, bread… It was a very good, healthy thing, the best move in my life, I think, but it’s totally effortless. I only like what I’m allowed to like. I’m beyond temptation. There is no weakness. When I see tons of food in the studio, for us and for everybody, for me it’s as if this stuff was made out of plastic. The idea doesn’t even enter my mind that a human being could put that into their mouth. I’m like the animals in the forest. They don’t touch what they cannot eat.
What I do Coco would have hated. The label has an image and it’s up to me to update it. I do what she never did. I had to find my mark. I had to go from what Chanel was to what it should be, could be, what it had been to something else.
Why should I stop working? If I do, I’ll die and it’ll all be finished. ‘m lucky to work in the most perfect of conditions. I can do what I want in all kinds of areas. The expenses are not expenses. I would be stupid to stop that. Work is making a living out of being bored.
You know, personally, I don’t even think I’m that famous. Now, Choupette really is famous. She has become the most famous cat in the world. I even get propositioned by pet food companies and things like that, but it’s out of the question. I’m commercial. She’s not. She’s spoiled to death. Obviously. It’s a miracle in the story. Choupette was not even given to me. Choupette belonged to a friend of mine who asked if my maid could take care of her for two weeks when he was away. When he came back, he was told that Choupette would not return to him.
They are this horrible thing where you are distorted. The chin is too big, the head is too small. No, this is electronic masturbation.
I will not talk about that. I like to read biographies, history, philosophical things like this. But it’s for my private use, and not for making people say, Oh, how clever this stupid man is. I don’t make intellectual conversation. I’m very superficial. I’m just a fashion designer. Fashion designers look at fashion magazines, right?
No one wants to see curvy women.
If you don’t want your pants pulled about, don’t become a model! Join a nunnery, there’ll always be a place for you in the convent.
Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.
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