Today is Chanel couturier Karl Lagerfeld‘s 78th birthday! And in commemoration of his life and work (and this photo from his bodybuilding days, which, of course, you can click to see in its full page glory), we’ve compiled a list of 10 reasons you should wish him a very happy birthday.
1. He’s awesome. Hello, have you been paying attention?
3. His Macy’s collaboration is both dope and affordable.
4. He thinks you can photocopy an iPad.
5. He’s making a music video with Snoop Dogg.
6. His perfume has the best name ever.
7. When he does an interview, he really does an interview.
8. He looks sort of like Fred Armisen when he takes off his sunglasses.
9. It’d pick him up. We hear he’s still hurting from that time Azzedine Alaia called him a hack.
10. It’s seriously just rude not to.
Happy birthday Karl! Here’s to another 78 years of fashion alien domination!