Friday, February 6, 2009

Cool Karl

Found this surfing the Internet.
Made me laugh.
I collected some of Karl's Quotes,
he is so funny and accurate.

In response to being asked why he never photographs his models completely nude:
"My work is concerned with a more poetic version of reality. I am no urologist.

The best idea is always very basic and very stupid.

I'm not blind. I see everything. I'm over-informed. I read every magazine. So.. it's normal. I mean, I don't live in an Ivory Tower. I'm invisible but I'm informed.I don't have to make an effort you know. HOW DO YOU BREATHE? Do you think about breathing? Ehh.. it's the same thing you know. My job... is wanting to be informed, keeping informed. It's like breathing."

Elegance has nothing to do with fashion.

I am made of total egoism.

Sunglasses are like eyeshadow. They make everything look younger and prettier.

I avoid thinking. I want to have an easy life without problems.

And most recently, when asked to clarify the debate surrounding his real age, the style icon responded: "You will have to wait for my memoirs to be published before you find it out my true age."

You can not take yourself too seriously.

I am basically the most superficial person in the world.

Gratitude is a sticky feeling.

What I hate is nasty ugly people. The worst is ugly short men. Women can be short, but for men it is impossible. It is something that they will not forgive in life - to be born short. I have never been friends with a short man in my life. Don't trust them; they are mean, and they want to kill you." - Karl Lagerfeld in Vogue UK

Fashion designers are dictators of taste.

Coming out after a show is good discipline for me because I have to watch out that I don't look like an old garden gnome next to all these 20-year-old models

Yes, some people say to me you're too skinny, but never a skinny person says that to me, only people who could lose a few pounds say that.

Loneliness is the high point of luxury for me. I need time to myself, otherwise I would not be who I am.

I hate the word 'cheap'.
People are cheap.
Clothing is either expensive or inexpensive.

Luxury is for the rich, not the nouveau riche.

Beauty is also submitted to the taste of time, so a beautiful woman from the Belle Epoch is not exactly the perfect beauty of today, so beauty is something that changes with time.

No, I'm not a French designer either.
I'm from nowhere.
I'm a European, old European is all I am.

My mother always used to say, “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 don't like standard beauty - there is no beauty without strangeness.

Love is a subject I don’t analyze publicly. Love is only an interesting subject when it’s beyond. When it’s down to earth it ceases to become interesting. It’s a very dangerous subject. I’ve had so many tragedies in life, it’s hard to discuss the subject.

Sometimes, to be inspired by things or places, it’s better not to go there. You have to imagine. I imagine the world from my window. I am not a traveler. I hate it. I never look at my watch. The good thing about private jets is that you go whenever you’re ready. That’s the real luxury of today. In all my contracts it says, if you want me, send a private jet.

Also I cannot go on airlines because people stare at me, you have to be touched by people. I hate that…I hate bespoke because I hate to be touched by strangers. It bores me to death.

In France there are a large percentage of young girls who are overweight and less than one percent are skinny. So let’s talk about the 25 percent who have a weight problem, or are overweight. We don’t need to discuss the less than one percent. Anorexia is nothing to do with fashion. These Russian girls are so young. Chinese ones are skinny, too, and bony. I don’t think it’s a subject to discuss. And in today’s world, many people take drugs, not only models, hmm? It’s an unnecessary subject. Let’s talk about the fat ones.

I’m a computer by myself. I have a memory also for unnecessary things.
Telephone numbers are a problem, but historical details are not.

Only the minute and the future are interesting in fashion -- it exists to be destroyed. If everybody did everything with respect, you'd go nowhere.

I never smoked. I never drank and I never took drugs. The funny thing is, nothing is more boring, people like this. For me, it's OK. But most of my friends, at least they smoke and drink.

And finally:
I'm sorry. What I say is only applicable as I am saying it.

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