Karl's Latest Killer Quotes On Cara Delevingne's Lovely 'Strangeness' & 'Horrible' Selfies

26 March 2014 by

 Karl Lagerfeld's Latest Killer Quotes: From Cara Delevingne's Lovely 'Strangeness' To Those 'Horrible' Selfies

Karl and Cara at Chanel's AW14 show [Getty]

As the ultimate polymath, or Renaissance man, of our time it’s no great wonder that Karl Lagerfeld has a lot to say, about everything. He’s a free thinker. A fountain of knowledge. A man so in tune with the world around him, it’s hard to believe he is now an octogenarian. Plus, he doesn’t hold back. Therefore the Chanel supremo has more than ‘legendary designer’ on his CV, he’s famously a King of Great Quotes, producing juicy titbits for an always-eager audience. Yes, we do want to know what he thinks of Pippa Middleton’s bottom. And get his official verdict on whether trainers really can be chic. In this department, just like his knack for retail, he’s the master of demand and supply. In an interview with The Guardian this week, more choice snippets have been provided. Here are some of our faves...

Cara Delevingne’s face is (nicely) strange:

‘She is not a standout beauty. Was it Bacon who said, 'There is not beauty without some strangeness in the proportions'?’

Tattoos are a no-no:

‘It's like sleeping in a printed T-shirt, you will never get clean again’

Selfies aren’t his thing:

‘They are this horrible thing where you are distorted. The chin is too big, the head is too small. No, this is electronic masturbation.’

Petra Nemcova and Coco Rocha do a selfie - let's hope they get the chins at the right angle [Rex]

Flat shoes get the ok:

‘I thought it was an elegant idea to put them with dressy things. If you look at fashion from the 1840s women wore flat shoes. Stella Tennant, in real life, I've hardly ever seen her in stilettos.’

Sneaks got the ok at Chanel S/S'14 [Lloyd Evans]

Some fashion peeps at his Chanel supermarché were a bit embarrassing (especially as the perishables were destined for homeless shelters):

‘I saw it on film later and the bodyguards were removing things from people's bags. I didn't expect that of people who normally come to my shows.’

Many designers could do with a reboot:

'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?’

He calls himself 'lazy' (as if that's even poss!):

'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.'


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