Karl Lagerfeld's Quotes


2011 - On designers who complain: 
"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." 
Source: The Independent


2007 - On the world's oldest profession: 
"I'm rather pro-prostitution," the designer said, in the documentary Lagerfeld Confidential. "I admire people who do it. It can't be much fun. Thank goodness for it. People need relief or they become murderers." 

2009 - On his bedtime routine: 
"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." 
Source: The Observer Magazine 
1975 - On his working practices: 
"I am a sort of vampire, taking the blood of other people" 
Source: The Observer Magazine 
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” 
Source: The Observer Magazine
2007 - On his feelings prior to a fashion show: 
"I have no human feelings" 
Source: The Observer Magazine 
1984 - On his feelings following a fashion show: 
"I’m a kind of fashion nymphomaniac who never gets an orgasm" 
Source: The Observer Magazine 
2008 - On the ongoing fur debate: 
"The discussion of fur is childish" 
Source: The Observer Magazine 
1997 - On living on his own: 
"I live in a set, with the curtains of the stage closed with no audience - but who cares?" 
Source: The Observer Magazine 
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" 
Source: The Observer Magazine 
2006 - On music and technology: 
"The iPod is genius. I have 300" 
Source: The Observer Magazine
2009 - On Heidi Klum: 
"I don't know Heidi Klum. She was never known in France. Claudia Schiffer also doesn't know who she is." 
Source: The Observer Magazine 

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