Kaiser Karl Lays Down the Law in Prestige Hong Kong Magazine
The intimitable - and way quotable - Karl Lagerfeld is featured in the March issue, with self portraits, insights into his legendary career and Chanel, and, of course, his fabulously blunt opinions on everything from his preference for private jets to anorexia and the modeling industry.
"Yes, the new Russian girls are like this," says Lagerfeld about their svelte frames. "But this is a subject I won't discuss. You know why? In France there are a large percentage of young girls who are overweight and less than one percent are skinny. So let's talk about the 25 percent who have a weight problem, or are overweight. We don't need to discuss the less than one percent. Anorexia is nothing to do with fashion."
The Kaiser holds forth on other topics:
KEIN ADVICE, DANKE! "I said to the president, 'I won't take any advice,' and in that sense I'm a fascist person. If someone tells me something has to be like this, I'm not interested."
FRUSTRATION SHOULD BE ILLEGAL "I'm not a frustrated writer or architect, I'm frustrated by nothing at all, and frustration is the mother of all crimes. I wanted to be in fashion and I'm in fashion."
MYSTERY OF LOVE "Love is a subject I don't analyse publicly. Love is only an interesting subject when it's beyond. When it's down to earth it ceases to become interesting. It's a very dangerous subject. I've had so many tragedies in life, it's hard to discuss the subject."
Check it out - maintenant! - at PrestigeHK.com.
- Lesley Scott
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