Liberty is the new black

February 10th, 2009

Quotes from Karl Lagerfeld

2009 – His thoughts on the recession:
“Bling is over. Red carpetry covered with rhinestones is out. I call it the new modesty”

2006 – On music and technology:
“The iPod is genius. I have 300”

1978 – On his early start:
“When I was four I asked my mother for a valet for my birthday”

2007 – On his inimitable image:
“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”

1997 – On living on his own:
“I live in a set, with the curtains of the stage closed with no audience – but who cares?”

2008 – On the ongoing fur debate:
“The discussion of fur is childish”

2007 – On furnishing a home:
“The most important piece in the house is the garbage can”

1984 – His thoughts on Yves Saint Laurent:
“He is very middle-of-the-road French-very pied-noir, very provincial”

2007 – On being labelled a squanderer:
“If you throw money out of the window throw it out with joy. Don’t say ‘one shouldn’t do that’ – that is bourgeois”

1984 – On his feelings following a fashion show:
“I’m a kind of fashion nymphomaniac who never gets an orgasm”

2007 – On his feelings prior to a fashion show:
“I have no human feelings”

1973 – How he describes his boudoir:
“If you see it you will think about everything except sex, because it is the unsexiest room ever. I love unsexy bedrooms”

1975 – On his working practices:
“I am a sort of vampire, taking the blood of other people”

2006 – On staying healthy:
“Vanity is the healthiest thing in life”


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