5 Good Quotes by Karl Lagerfeld
Karl Lagerfeld died during the Full Moon on February 19th. That is how much of an icon and legend he truly was. He comes from a rich, long background in historical fashion houses such as Pierre Balmain, Chloe, Fendi and of course Chanel. He revived the House of Chanel by bringing it into modern times, something Coco Chanel herself would have applauded (if not at least fought against - at first). With such a long legacy in the industry, Lagerfeld never felt competitive with other designers, instead befriended, even became confidantes with some and inspired much of the contemporary culture of today’s brands.
Lagerfeld was also a man of charming, quick-witted and memorable words. If you’ve watched his documentary ‘Lagerfeld Confidential’ or enough fashion clips on YT, he was a man of eccentric one liners.
“The iPod completely changed the way people approach music.”
Karl Lagerfeld owned around 300 iPods and had a “manny” (assistant) who helped curate and guard over his playlists and iPod inventory.
"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?'"
"People I'm really friendly with have faxes. Anna Wintour has one."
"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."
"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."
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