10 Quotes By Karl

Karl Lagerfeld, known famously for helming Chanel and is also famously outspoken: his wise, surprising statements pop up like offbeat news flashes. This collection of quotations pays homage to one of the most decorated designers of the fashion world. Lagerfeld's pronouncements - on fashion, women, art, politics, love, and life high and low - sometimes ironic, yet candid at the same time.

#1 “Fashion is a game that has to be played seriously.”

#2 “Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.” 

#3 “Never use the word “cheap”. Today everybody can look chic in inexpensive clothes (the rich buy them too). There is good clothing design on every level today. You can be the chicest thing in the world in a T-shirt and jeans — it’s up to you.” 

#4 “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.” 

#5 “A respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul” 

#6 “We need houses as we need clothes, architecture stimulates fashion. It’s like hunger and thirst — you need them both.” 

#7 “Luxury is the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress.” 

#8 “Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality.”

#9 “Clear thinking at the wrong moment can stifle creativity.” 

#10 “I want everyone to wear what they want and mix it in their own way. That, to me, is what is modern.” 

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