We have often thought that we would like to fall asleep to the sound of Karl Lagerfeld's voice, so waking up to it last week was the next best thing. Slowly we drifted out of our slumber to hear Mr Lagerfeld on the Radio 4 Today programme, discussing fur ("As long as you wear leather and eat meat, don't discuss that."), size 0 ("childish"), plastic surgery ("They turn into monsters. They [look like they] have survived a dangerous car crash, no?") and the credit crunch. ‘Poor Karl', you might think, having read recently that Chanel are to lay off 200 members of staff, and cancel their mobile art show, but actually he is not so pessimistic : "I see it like a cleaning up - it was too rotten anyway - so it had to be cleaned up...I see it like a healthy thing - horrible but healthy, like some miracle treatment of the world." And he imagines that bankers will now be selling fake bags on the streets. Ah, Karl, your interpretation of the credit crunch put a little spring in my morning step.