Confessions of a Kaiser: Top 8 Karl Lagerfeld Quotes

  • by Maria Denardo
  • posted at 1:30 pm
  • December 9, 2010

1. “I send notes. I’m not a chambermaid whom you can ring at every moment. Today, you know, most people act like they work at a switchboard in a hotel.” (On telephones, 2010.)

2. “If you see it you will think about everything except sex, because it is the unsexiest room ever. I love unsexy bedrooms.” (On his boudoir, 1973.)

3. “The most important piece in the house is the garbage can.” (On furnishing his home, 2007.)

4. “I have no human feelings.” (On his feelings before his fashion show, 2007.)

5. “He is very middle-of-the-road French-very pied-noir, very provincial.” (On his rival Yves Saint Laurent, 1984.)

6. “When I was four I asked my mother for a valet for my birthday.” (On his expensive taste, 1978.)

7. “I had an interview once with some German journalist – some horrible, ugly woman. It was in the early days after the communists – maybe a week after – and she wore a yellow sweater that was kind of see-through. She had a huge black bra, and she said to me, ‘It’s impolite; remove your glasses.’ I said, ‘Do I ask you to remove your bra?’.” (On his obsession with sunglasses, 2010.)

8. “There’s no Chanel collection without black. (It) will never exist. Who can live without some black clothes?” (He then proceeded to create an all-white couture collection in 2009…)

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