Designer Karl Lagerfeld is quite crazy. In an interesting way. I love reading his quotes about life and fashion because they are so utterly wacko. He hates fat people and ugly people even though he used to be quite fat himself.
He also hates children and (I suspect), possibly women. And this is the man who dictates international fashion trends…..
Here are some highlights from his recent cover interview in Hong Kong’s Prestige magazine:
Yes, new Russian girls are like this. But this is a subject I won’t
discuss. You know why? 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.
Do you ever wish you had a son to pass on your wisdom to, to continue the Chanel heritage?
That’s the last thing I want. I hate all children. For other people,
it’s fine, but not for me. I was born not to be a family person.
Going to other places that involve people.
I live in certain isolation. I never take appointments in the morning.
I leave my house only after lunch. I don’t want to have a social life.
I’ve had enough of that in my life. It’s demode. It’s another era.
Perhaps people are still excited by that era, but not me. It’s
uninteresting today. It says nothing. It’s boring, pretentious and
vulgar…Even for charity, people get paid. I try to avoid charity. It
doesn’t happen for me. I’m rich enough not to have to do that. Thank
God I don’t have to do that. I do a lot of unnecessary things for free,
but I’m very much against that. Money itself isn’t interesting, the use
of it is.
Going to other places, period.
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.
People who try to touch him.
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.
I think that Claudia Schiffer is better than ever. There are few very,
very, very great girls. But it’s not like in the ’90s, the days of
Linda Evangelista. That’s demode now, that’s another era. Very tacky,
hmmm? On the one hand there was something intellectual going on during
that time. On the other, it was just tacky. But you know, decades have
a look, a mood, but that was that. We know what the ’90s looked like
now, but during the ’90s we thought it was great perhaps…I put on
weight in the early ’90s because clothes were so large, then they got
tighter, so I slimmed down. Never go one size ahead. Go down but not up.