Karl Lagerfeld was one of a kind. The unique, witty and often outrageous legacy of the designer extended far beyond the exquisite collections that he created for the world’s leading fashion houses. Such statements of Lagerfeld as “sweatpants are a sign of defeat,” and “fashionable is the last stage before bad taste,” made him a satirist as famous as a fashion designer.
Quotes by Karl Lagerfeld
The whole world is mourning the loss of the style icon, so we decided to recall its most iconic, witty and outrageous quotes.
Karl Lagerfeld – one of the most prolific designers of our time, died in Paris from pancreatic cancer. He was 85 years old. What with great sorrow the fashion house Chanel reported, calling the designer “an extraordinary creative person.”
Lagerfeld had a legendary career spanning seven decades as a fashion designer and creative director. He simultaneously created a legacy in the house of Chanel, produced ready-made clothes for the famous Italian brand Fendi and created his own collection of the same name.
Karl began his career in Germany. Having achieved significant success in Balmain and Chloé, he headed Chanel in 1983. Then the fashion house suffered significant losses and no one believed that it would be afloat again, but Lagerfeld took it as a challenge. He noted that Koko herself would be shocked by his measures, but they were necessary to revive the former glory of Chanel.
Quotes and sayings of Karl Lagerfeld
Witty, bold and even outrageous statements of the designer are filled with humour, sarcasm and self-irony. He talked about fashion, money, luxury, intelligence, and of course about himself.
About fashion and style
“Do not dress to kill, dress to survive.”
“I am a fashionable person, and fashion is not only clothes, but also all kinds of changes.”
“Never use the word cheap.” Today, everyone can look chic in inexpensive clothes. ”
“Chic is a kind of mayonnaise, either in taste or not.”
“Do not use expensive clothes to hide your insecurity. Be proud of yourself, not only because you wear designer clothes. Many people are happy without her. ”
“Luxury is the lightness of a T-shirt in a very expensive dress.”
“Luxury bags make your life more pleasant, make you dream, give confidence and show your neighbors that you are doing well.”
“A sense of humor and a slight disrespect: this is what you need to become a legend.”
“I hate intellectual conversations with intellectuals, because I care only about my opinion.”
“I am not crazy to discuss fashion with men.” I don’t care about their opinion. ”
About why it is important to look perfect
“I always look perfect before going to bed. When I was little, my mom said that you could wake up in the middle of the night deadly sick. Now it seems ridiculous, but I believe that everyone should get ready for bed, like a date. ”
“This is a terrible thing that distorts you. Chin too big, head too small. This is electronic self-enjoyment. ”
About his legacy
“I always knew that I would live like this and that I would become a legend.”
“Improvise. Get more creative. Not because you need it, but because you want it. Evolution is the secret of the next step. ”