WATCH: Karl Thinks Fashion People Can’t Be Intellectual
We could write about Karl Lagerfeld every day, and still have more to say. Today in Karl news, the tireless Kaiser sits down with the Telegraph‘s Hilary Alexander as he preps for his upcoming couture show. Suffice to say, Karl gives some great quotes, which of course we need to share. (Also, spotted in the video: Karl’s signature Diet Coke-in-a-goblet, pointy flats.)
Karl starts off by defining luxury, which is appropriate given that couture is, well, pretty much the height of luxury.
I think the top of luxury is to do what you want to do in the best of conditions.
He looks dapper in a gray checked Dior Homme suit (maybe he picked it out with Diddy?), which Hilary points out as being a bit out of character. But he’s not afraid to switch it up, you know?
Fashion is about change, and me too. I suddenly discovered that navy blue — well, this is gray — but navy blue is better on TV than black. The reflection, it’s more becoming.
He’s currently into books about language…
But most of the other books are too pretentious to talk about. Because I don’t want an intellectual image, you know, I’m a fashion person.
Okay, we kind of take offense to that. Anyway! At the end of the interview, Karl gives Hilary a CD by Anna Calvi (one of his current favorite artists). A gift from Karl? We’re the most jealous. Sigh.