KARL LAGERFELD QUOTES

German fashion designer (1933- )

The reason American cars don't sell anymore is that they have forgotten how to design the American Dream. What does it matter if you buy a car today or six months from now, because cars are not beautiful. That's why the American auto industry is in trouble: no design, no desire.

KARL LAGERFELD, Vanity Fair, Feb. 1992

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I am a completely different person when I am working on different collections.

KARL LAGERFELD, "Karl Lagerfeld on Diets, Sobriety, and Becoming a Nicer Person", New York Magazine, Nov. 7, 2013

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Tell me, why do former young designers who are now in their middle 40s have to redo the 1960s and 70s. Why they cannot invent fashion for today?

KARL LAGERFELD, The Guardian, Mar. 25, 2014

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Nothing makes you look older than attempting to look young.

KARL LAGERFELD, The Telegraph, May 12, 2014

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I'm German in my mind, but from a Germany that doesn't exist anymore.

KARL LAGERFELD, "In the Now", The New Yorker, Mar. 19, 2007

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Truth is only a question of point of view.

KARL LAGERFELD, Vice Magazine, Feb. 28, 2010

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Those social networks, there's something sad about them. Is it because they don't have enough knowledge about friends and people? I don't understand it. It's like a talkative mirror where people talk to themselves. And what I hate most in life is selfies.

KARL LAGERFELD, "Media People: Q&A With Karl Lagerfeld", Women's Wear Daily, Sep. 12, 2014

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I am like a caricature of myself, and I like that. It is like a mask. And for me the Carnival of Venice lasts all year long.

KARL LAGERFELD, "Karl Lagerfeld's 25 Most Infamous Quotes", Marie Claire, Mar. 10, 2014

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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.

KARL LAGERFELD, Vanity Fair, Feb. 1992

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I always think I'm lazy, maybe I could do better, I could make more effort and I always have the feeling that there is a glass wall that I cannot get through. But maybe when I get through, then it's over.

KARL LAGERFELD, The Guardian, Mar. 25, 2014

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I'm not a social person. Not that I'm not at ease. I'm pretty good, but it bores me. Not the people, but the whole thing. What for? It's not very productive. I only want to do what I have to do: fashion, photography, books. And that's all.

KARL LAGERFELD, "In the Now", The New Yorker, Mar. 19, 2007

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I care more about the people than about the company. That's why I don't want to own it. I don't want to run a business. People do it better than I do.

KARL LAGERFELD, "Karl Lagerfeld, Mr. Multitasker", Business of Fashion, Sep. 22, 2014

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A book has to be easy to open and you don't have to be a bodybuilder to lift it. I like books I can read in bed. Those big tombstones would kill me.

KARL LAGERFELD, "Media People: Q&A With Karl Lagerfeld", Women's Wear Daily, Sep. 12, 2014

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Fantasy is often better than reality. It's much more inspiring not to go to places than to go.

KARL LAGERFELD, The Guardian, Dec. 12, 2011

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A respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul.

KARL LAGERFELD, attributed, Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life

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Women can be short, but for men it is impossible. It is something that they will not forgive in life ... they are mean and they want to kill you.

KARL LAGERFELD, "Karl Lagerfeld's 20 Best Quotes", Glamour Magazine, Feb. 11, 2014

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When I was four I asked my mother for a valet for my birthday.

KARL LAGERFELD, "Karl Lagerfeld's 25 Most Infamous Quotes", Marie Claire, Mar. 10, 2014

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I like to be on TV when interviewers are good. I like it especially when it's live. When they can cut things, I don't like it as much. Sometimes they cut something and say, "Well, you would get in trouble, you would get a lawsuit." I tell them, "Well, I don't want my lawyers to be unemployed."

KARL LAGERFELD, "Media People: Q&A With Karl Lagerfeld", Women's Wear Daily, Sep. 12, 2014

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People in magazines are 50% bimbo and 50% pregnant women.

KARL LAGERFELD, "Karl Lagerfeld on Adele, the Greek crisis and M.I.A.'s middle finger", Metro

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I hated the company of other children. I wanted to be a grownup person, to be taken seriously. I hated the idea of childhood; I thought it was a moment of endless stupidity.

KARL LAGERFELD, "In the Now", The New Yorker, Mar. 19, 2007

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