One Year Ago on Searching for Style

Let’s kick off the weekend with some quotes from the Kaiser, who never ceases to amaze us with his unstoppable design talent, his unbelievable lifestyle, and his incredible (sometimes in a bad way, sometimes in a good way) quotes. Yay Karl! This post was originally published on June 21st, 2011.

Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Fashion Quotes

Don’t get me wrong, I love, actually WORSHIP Karl Lagerfeld. For me, he is the top designer of our time, in fact, he deserves the accolade of best designer ever. But jeez, this guy knows how to stick his foot in his mouth. On the other hand, sometimes he comes off as a genius. Here are a few crazy great quotes from an interview he did with Bruce LaBruce for Vice magazine a while back.

Karl Lagerfeld the Pretentious: “I like to know everything; I like to be informed. I am not pretentious. I can speak several languages. I can read in every language.”

Lagerfeld on sex: “And I personally only like high-class escorts. I don’t like sleeping with people I really love. I don’t want to sleep with them because sex cannot last, but affection can last forever. I think this is healthy. And for the way the rich live, this is possible. But the other world, I think they need porn. I also think it’s much more difficult to perform in porn than to fake some emotion on the face as an actor.”

Largefeld on possessions: “It’s nice when you can afford something, but the minute you become a victim of it you shouldn’t keep it.”

And my favourite, Lagerfeld on why he doesn’t do drugs: “I saw others doing it and I didn’t think it was such a success.”

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  • Jasper

    best designer ever? can you do a like retrospective/archives/best of karl lagerfeld post please? because i like jean paul gaultier much better than lagerfeld.. this is kinda basing off of jean paul gaultier rtw/hermes rtw/jpg couture vs karl lagerfeld rtw/chanel rtw/ chanel couture

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    I love Gaultier, too, but Lagerfeld has been doing consistently beautiful work for over 40 years, and he has been doing it for several brands.
    I just don’t think Gaultier has had the same relevance and impact as Lagerfeld.

  • WendyB

    The sex quote makes my day.

  • kurtis

    in the world of  fashion eastern dresses have their own glamour ,represent rich culture of the area  and colors that catch the attentions of the viewer , specially the Kurtis and jewelry