A very interesting interview with Karl Lagerfeld has been brought to my attention the other day. Aside from watching it several times so I could decipher der Kaiser’s speech, I felt saddened by the fact that not many people in the fashion industry are as gifted and as dedicated as Karl Lagerfeld. Of course, Der Kaiser is so talented and involved that he wants to stick his nose in anything. From Haute Couture to tableware, Lagerfeld is everywhere.
Another interesting fact stated by Karl Lagerfeld, is that when he took over the creative position chez Chanel, the house wasn’t iconic at all. He made it what it is today, although he’s convinced that Coco herself wouldn’t have approved of what he did. (check out the video after the jump)
“You know, when I was asked to do it, Chanel wasn’t trendy at all. The owner said, ‘I’m not proud of the business. If you can make something, OK. If not, I’ll sell it. […] The label has an image. It’s up to me to update it. What I did, [Coco Chanel] never did, she would have hated. […]”I’m a walking label. My name is Labelfeld, not Lagerfeld.”