74 Famous Quotes By Karl Lagerfeld That Reflect His World View.
A fashion architect who is known to keep his birthday veiled, but who cares about his age when the trends he incorporates in our lives become ageless. Yes, we are talking about none other than Karl Lagerfeld, the couturier who has been called the “unparalleled interpreter of the mood of the moment” by Vogue magazine.
Illustrator Tiffany Cooper has come up with a caricatured biography of Lagerfeld entitled “Karl’s Secrets” and this is how we get to know that this fashion designer finds comfort working in his nightshirt and hotel slippers, and when it comes to manicure, he does it himself.
Well, fashion is not just a seven letter word for Karl and he does not settle for anything but what suits the best no matter what. This is quite evident from an incident which he recounts as:
“I remember one time in winter in 1956--it was beyond cold. And I went to see my father at the George V with only a suit on...He said to me, "But you will die! You will get pneumonia!" And I said, "I prefer to die than to wear another coat than the robe style in blue cashmere in the Dorian Gray window. If not that one, I prefer to freeze." So he bought the coat.”
We bring you striking quotes by Karl Lagerfeld that reflect his world view..
What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce. Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you. The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children. Dieting is the only game where you win when you lose! We live in a dark and romantic and quite tragic world. People who do a job that claims to be creative have to be alone to recharge their batteries. You can’t live 24 hours a day in the spotlight and remain creative. For people like me, solitude is a victory. One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress. A respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul Don't look to the approval of others for your mental stability Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants. People who say that yesterday was better than today are ultimately devaluing their own existence. Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose. I am the happy victim of books. I love classic beauty. It’s an idea of beauty with no standard. I’m very much down to earth, just not this earth. The iPod completely changed the way people approach music. Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality. Music gives color to the air of the moment. I am a fashion person, and fashion is not only about clothes -- it's about all kinds of change The woman is the most perfect doll that i have dressed with delight and admiration. When people talk about the good old days, I say to people, 'It's not the days that are old, it's you that's old.' I hate the good old days. What is important is that today is good. Clear thinking at the wrong moment can stifle creativity. I like to reinvent myself — it’s part of my job. The secret to modeling is not being perfect. What one needs is a face that people can identify in a second. You have to be given what’s needed by nature, and what’s needed is to bring something new. We need houses as we need clothes, architecture stimulates fashion. It’s like hunger and thirst — you need them both. Forgiveness is too easy. I can forget by indifference, but not forgive. I prefer revenge. I want everyone to wear what they want and mix it in their own way. That, to me, is what is modern. Youthfulness is about how you live not when you were born. Absurdity and anti—absurdity are the two poles of creative energy. Luxury is the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress. Like poetry, fashion does not state anything. It merely suggests Fashion does not have to prove that it is serious. It is the proof that intelligent frivolity can be something creative and positive In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and even clothes, the discussion of fur is childish. You cannot fake chic but you can be chic and fake fur Buy what you don’t have yet, or what you really want, which can be mixed with what you already own. Buy only because something excites you, not just for the simple act of shopping. Reinvent new combinations of what you already own. Improvise. Become more creative. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Evolution is the secret for the next step. When people want to be liked for what they did, they should stop. Guilty feelings about clothes are totally unnecessary. A lot of people earn their living by making clothes, so you should never feel bad. Fashion and music are the same, because music express its period too. I don't like standard beauty - there is no beauty without strangeness. Stuff your brain with knowledge. For every book you buy, you should buy the time to read it. Don’t overact the story of your name. Overact the story of your work. I'm very down to Earth, I'm just not from this Earth. The elegance is as physical, as moral quality that has nothing common with the clothing. You can see a countrywoman more elegant than one so called elegant woman. Fashion is ephemeral, dangerous and unfair. I'm open to everything. When you start to criticize the times you live in, your time is over. The French say you get hungry when you’re eating, and I get inspired when I’m working. It’s my engine Logos and branding are so important. In a big part of the world, people cannot read French or English--but are great in remembering signs Fashion is about going ahead, not about memory. I do my job like I breathe — so if I can’t breathe I’m in trouble. Fashion is neither moral or immoral, but it is for rebuilding the morale. Fashion is about two things: the evolution and the opposite. Chanel is an institution, and you have to treat an institution like a whore – and then you get something out of her There will never be a chanel collection without black Forgiveness isn’t something I’m preoccupied with — turning the other cheek isn’t my trip. If you stick to something doggedly, you are off to a bad start. What is the worst is a fashion designer who talks all the time of his or her creativity, what they are, how they evolved. Just do it and shut up. These are fat mummies sitting with their bags of crisps in front of the television, saying that thin models are ugly. Fashion is about dreams and illusions, and no one wants to see round women. I'm never content with what I do. I live in a sort of permanent dissatisfaction. I think that's the secret to doing things well. Success nullifies. You then have to do it again, preferably differently For me, Chanel is like music. There are certain notes and you have to make another tune with them 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 buy my shoes a size too small. I like the way it feels. Change is the healthiest way to survive I'm very much down to earth - just not this earth.
Keep the best, forget the rest.
I'm very severe with myself and sometimes I miss French cheese, but in your world it's not exactly the same thing.
I would like to be a one-man multinational fashion phenomenon.
Think pink but don't wear it
Respect is not creative ... Chanel is an institution, and you have to treat an institution like a whore — and then you get something out of her.
Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose i'm the happy victim of books When I was younger I wanted to be a caricaturist. In the end, I’ve become a caricature.