Karl Lagerfeld’s Interview In Prestige Magazine – Your Daily Lagerfeld Wisdom Without Moderation

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It’s a must! Forget about books, forget about your daily, weekly, monthly magazine routine! The interview from Prestige Magazine is so memorable, it could easily become a best seller hang-on-the-wall-word-of-wisdom.

I’ll post down some of the most interesting answers Lagerfeld gave:

“I hate the smell of cooking. (…) I don’t eat sweet things. I don’t eat greasy things. (…) Anorexia is nothing to do with fashion. (…)Let’s talk about the fat ones. (…)I hate all children. (…) I don’t want to have a social life. (…) It’s démodé. (…) I try to avoid charity. (…)I’m rich enough not to have to do that. (…) I am not a traveler. I hate it. I never look at my watch. (…)In all my contracts it says, if you want me, send a private jet. (…) I hate to be touched by strangers. It bores me to death. (…) I’m frustrated by nothing at all (…) I have no ambition. (…)I don’t want to be a teacher. (…) I’m the most selfish person in the world. (…) Never go one size ahead. Go down but not up. (…) I’m a computer by myself. (…) Love is a subject I don’t analyze publicly.”

Karl Lagerfeld Prestige Magazine

The interview is just beyond words. It makes every other interview until and beyond so “démodé” and I refuse to comment it in any way. Instead I invite you most politely to tell me what you think.
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#1 Adriana on 04.10.08 at 3:25 pm

I’ve read the interview too, if that is the whole interview? What a lonely, bitter man he must be. Or has become?
He took his mothers words too literally in my view, because I can see some sense in her words: “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.”
I wouldn’t analyze the subject love publicily either even as a complete unknown. When you read the interview it seems a man who has been dissapointed very much in love in his life. But that can be because he is so self-centered or he didn’t sacrifice anything at all?
How mad can one become by being so hailed while all he do is making clothes. Expensive, exclusive, beautiful whatever clothes; but it are just clothes we talking about……

What’s the fun of having so much money and do not enjoy it really? Maybe he surprises us after his dead and leaves it all to charity? To whom else since he seems to love nobody? Does he even loves himself? I doubt it.

#2 Adriana on 04.10.08 at 3:27 pm

P.S. I’m looking forward to my Magnum ice in a few minutes….yummy and hopefully “one size up”!

#3 Grace on 04.10.08 at 7:25 pm

Lonely, bitter? Who are you talking about? Yourself? He’s totally cool. You don’t make and contribute beautiful things to the world and not know yourself. Self-knowledge is the key. He’s not pretending to be anything other than himself. It’s called Purity. Look it up. Enjoyment to you equals what? Getting f*ed up on a Saturday night? Please, the man’s on a mission. Ever heard of Chanel? take a look at just a few – like 25 years worth of amazing collections on style.com, then question the importance of authenticity. It’s not about duh, “clothes” it’s about “vision” – something which you wouldn’t understand and Karl couldn’t be bothered to explain. He’s not a kid looking for dreamy love – he’s up to something much more magical then you have the eyes/heart to see.

#4 Adriana on 04.11.08 at 4:00 am

He’s up to something much more magical then I have the eyes/heart for to see? Contribute beautiful things to the world? Excuse me? There a very high price-tag on his creations! He (and his team) “contribute” a lot of money to himself and the stockholders not to the world. Charity, so “contribute beautiful things to the world” is not his thing….
What I see is an old fool who does repeat himself for some time now. So where is that magical thing that I do not see?
He’s hiding himself under his high collar, black gloves, black shades, maybe even his hair is a wig?
I see someone ready for retirement.

The House of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Chanel has become a product. Fashion is just a product. High-end fashion is a luxury product. Nothing less and nothing more.

#5 kpriss on 04.11.08 at 6:52 am

No doubt he’s highly entertaining. Everything he says must be written down in a book of wisdom where he marks the date and the magazine (or any other media type) where and when he talked about so he’ll make sure things are on permanent rotation. His clothes are part of the product, his hair, his shades (wonder where his fan is.. kinda miss it, to be honest!), his gloves, his newly skinny self is a marketing issue he couldn’t allow to fade or to disappear from the spotlight. His egomaniac self is so methodical constructed I doubt there’s an ounce of geniality in. Hard work only and high self control (in fact obsessive control in everything and everyone).

He’s at such a point that people are mesmerized by his inner controlling freak and they’re all under Chanel Spell no matter what! I’m begging to believe the world misses true quality. If they can fall for a Fuhrer like Karl and for a Miss like Marc Jacobs, we’re in for a nasty treat!

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#12 sonia on 09.09.08 at 3:12 am

I like him, because he knows himself very well .

#13 Adriana on 09.09.08 at 6:54 am

Good grief……I’m deeply shocked! What a bunch of nonsense I’ve written here! I’m deeply ashamed. But I do understand myself looking at the date. Thats a bit of a comfort…..not very much but at least a bit…..

#14 kpriss on 09.09.08 at 8:16 am

Nonsense! There’s nothing to be ashamed of! You only wrote what you felt at the time and I stand for that! We’re humans, it’s only normal that we evolve or develop. So if you interfere with self control when you express yourself, it’s not fair. for you and for others as well.

Adriana, you always have a clear vision and unquestionable objectiveness to your contributions!

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