Posted on 18 March 2014.
By Mikkel Hyldebrandt
Karl Lagerfeld is still on top of his game – and that’s at age 80 (!). The fashion designer, photographer and publisher just celebrated another massive success heading uber luxury brand Chanel by showcasing the latest collection in a real life Chanel supermarket made especially for the Paris fashion week show. And he is currently revamping his personal brand Karl Lagerfeld with a new logotype, new flagship stores and two new fragrances, Karl Lagerfeld For Him and For Her. Pretty nice going for an 80-year-old.
As a person he has always been surrounded by mystery, and he has himself understood to fuel the fire of perplexity by walking on the edge between eclectic and eccentric – or maybe even genius and sociopath?
A collection of famous quotes from the designer through the years published by thoughcatalog.com reveals the either/or being that is Karl Lagerfeld. Some quotes are rules to live by for anyone who wants to achieve something in the world or simply honest statements like:
“The brain is a muscle, and I’m a kind of body-builder”
“I’m a working-class person, working with class”
“My job is to bring out in people what they wouldn’t dare do themselves”
Quotes that are fitting of a creative genius driven by indisputable talent. And then there are statements like:
“My only ambition in life … is to wear size 28 jeans”
“Vanity is the healthiest thing in life”
“If I were a woman, I would love to have lots of kids. But for men, I don’t believe in it”
“I am not a second option person. It is that or nothing. If it is not the way I see it I prefer not to see it”
Quotes that speak of a visionary tyrant with sociopathic tendencies… Either way Karl Lagerfeld’s legacy and legend is already larger than life.
If you desire to speak ‘Karl’, well, there’s an app for that! Along with the launch of the two fragrances, Karl Lagerfeld has launched emotiKarl – a series of emojis for your smartphone. You can download the app right here and, of course, directly on your phone.
Also, check out the full list of famous quotes here and take a look at his new fragrance Karl Lagerfeld For Him (out now) along with a few emoji emotiKarls below.
Will you be speaking Karl?