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When I was a child I asked my mother what homosexuality was about and she said - and this was 100 years ago in Germany and she was very open-minded - 'It's like hair color. It's nothing. Some people are blond and some people have dark hair. It's not a subject.' This was a very healthy attitude.

When I was a child I asked my mother what homosexuality was about and she said - and this was 100 years ago in Germany and she was very open-minded - 'It's like hair color. It's nothing. Some people are blond and some people have dark hair. It's not a subject.' This was a very healthy attitude.

The importance of logo into today's fashion is un! be! Lievable! ---->>>

I never look at my watch when I'm sketching! ---->>>

I like to do things quickly because I'm easily bored. ---->>>

Black-and-white always looks modern, whatever that word means. ---->>>

Yes, some people say to me you're too skinny, but never a skinny person says that to me, only people who could lose a few pounds say that. ---->>>

In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish. ---->>>

I never smoked. I never drank and I never took drugs. The funny thing is, nothing is more boring, people like this. For me, it's OK. But most of my friends, at least they smoke and drink. ---->>>

I'm a working-class person, working with class. ---->>>

Beauty is also submitted to the taste of time, so a beautiful woman from the Belle Epoch is not exactly the perfect beauty of today, so beauty is something that changes with time.

Beauty is also submitted to the taste of time, so a beautiful woman from the Belle Epoch is not exactly the perfect beauty of today, so beauty is something that changes with time.

I've only wanted paper and beautiful colors. It was my dream, and it still is my dream. And books. They're all I need, and the rest I can do without. ---->>>

I'm born with a pencil in my hand. I did lots of sketching. ---->>>

I am never satisfied with myself and that is what keeps me going - I have no post-satisfaction. ---->>>

I never played with anything like toys. ---->>>

I am not a second option person. It is that or nothing. If it is not the way I see it I prefer not to see it. ---->>>

The brain is a muscle, and I'm a kind of body-builder. ---->>>

I don't care if people I admire criticize me because their opinion is valuable to me. ---->>>

I think tattoos are horrible. It's like living in a Pucci dress full-time. ---->>>

The iPod completely changed the way people approach music.

The iPod completely changed the way people approach music.

Bling is over. Red carpet covered with rhinestones is out. I call it 'the new modesty.' ---->>>

Don't dress to kill, dress to survive. ---->>>

I drink Diet Coke from the minute I get up to the minute I go to bed.

I drink Diet Coke from the minute I get up to the minute I go to bed.

Work is making a living out of being bored. ---->>>

What I hate is nasty, ugly people. ---->>>

What I love best in life is new starts.

What I love best in life is new starts.

Doing collections, doing fashion is like a non-stop dialogue. ---->>>

People like me were supposed to be into exclusivity, unapproachable. That's what I hate most. I think it's very demode. ---->>>

You have to like the present; if not your life becomes secondhand, if you think it was better before. Or that it will be better in the future. ---->>>

I'm not a marketing person. I don't ask myself questions. I go by instinct. ---->>>

I make such big efforts to forget things and I can't tell the story of my life because, thank God, I'm still living it. ---->>>

Vanity is the healthiest thing in life. ---->>>

I like today and perhaps a little future still, but the past is really something I'm not interested in. So, as far as I'm concerned, I like only the past of things and people I don't know. When I know, I don't care because I knew how it was. ---->>>

Buy clothes the size you want to wear. ---->>>

You cannot be creative with people around you. ---->>>

Everything I say is a joke. I am a joke myself. ---->>>

I don't know what 'normal' means, anyway. ---->>>

What I enjoy most is doing something I've never done before. ---->>>

T-shirts for ten dollars are even more fashion today than expensive fashion. ---->>>

There's something boring about people who have to go to an office for a living. ---->>>

Bears are very nice, as long as you are nice to them. ---->>>

Nothing scares me more than people with some doll collection. ---->>>

Don't overact the story of your name. Overact the story of your work. ---->>>

Why should I stop working? If I do, I'll die and it'll all be finished. ---->>>

I can no longer walk in the street. That's over. ---->>>

I don't want to look sloppy, because then I feel sloppy. ---->>>

I never drink anything hot; I don't like hot drinks, very strange. ---->>>

I'm German in my mind, but from a Germany that doesn't exist any more. ---->>>

It would have been difficult to have an ugly daughter. ---->>>

I am like a TV antenna. I catch everything that is in the air, and then I do it my way. ---->>>

In France there are, I think, less than one per cent of people who are too skinny. ---->>>

Who buys French cars? Not me. ---->>>

I have moved to a smaller house in Paris, and I don't fancy having so much staff now. ---->>>

I think it's horrible that people have to be told. Don't smoke! Everybody knows it's bad for the health. But they have to forbid it. ---->>>

I can tell you all kinds of moral tales, but fashion and reality are vaguely different. ---->>>

I never go anywhere. I do sketches and make phone calls, and people visit. It's more fun to come to Paris. ---->>>

I always loved advertising. If I hadn't been in fashion, I'd have been in advertising. ---->>>

I don't want to be on the Internet. ---->>>

I hate the past - especially my own past. ---->>>

I have no human feelings. ---->>>

My job is to bring out in people what they wouldn't dare do themselves. ---->>>

I sleep seven hours. If I go to bed at two, I wake up at nine. If I go to bed at midnight, I wake up at seven. I don't wake up before - the house can fall apart, but I sleep for seven hours. ---->>>

Foreigners don't want to invest any more in France - and this is not working. ---->>>

I can hardly eat meat because it has to look like something what it was not when it was alive. ---->>>

I hardly went to school. ---->>>

I wanted to become a cartoon artist, a portrait artist, and an illustrator. This was my first idea. ---->>>

I'm all self-taught. I never had a teacher. Even for English, and French, and German, I hardly went to school. ---->>>

I'm always relaxed. ---->>>

I'm kind of fascist with myself, you know. ---->>>

I'm lucky to work in the most perfect of conditions. ---->>>

Music is part of the life of fashion, too. ---->>>

No one wants to see curvy women.

No one wants to see curvy women.

No, I never thought I would like cats. ---->>>

The story with anorexic girls - nobody works with anorexic girls. That has nothing to do with fashion. ---->>>

There are so many people in the world who cannot read English or French or whatever. ---->>>

But if I have a lot of imagination, I could tell myself whatever I wanted, you know. I handle myself quite well. I'm kind of fascist with myself, you know. There's no discussion. There is an order. You follow it.

But if I have a lot of imagination, I could tell myself whatever I wanted, you know. I handle myself quite well. I'm kind of fascist with myself, you know. There's no discussion. There is an order. You follow it.

Fortunately there is more wealth in the world than there was at the time of the global economic crisis of 1929 - Chinese, Indian, Arab and Russian. ---->>>

Greece needs to work on a cleaner image. It's a big problem, as they have this reputation of being so corrupt. ---->>>

I can do whatever I want. ---->>>

I didn't play with other children. ---->>>

I don't eat bubble gum, but I like the smell. ---->>>

I don't have any stress. I'm very lucky. I live a very healthy life. ---->>>

I don't speak Spanish, I speak a little of Italian but no Spanish. ---->>>

I have my permanent muses and my muses of the moment. ---->>>

I have now exactly the same weight I had when I was 18, 20. ---->>>

I would like to be a one-man multinational fashion phenomenon. ---->>>

I'm totally myself. ---->>>

I've done many ads because that's my new career. It's an inspiring extension for my mind. ---->>>

My childhood was endless - from eight to 18 felt like hundreds of years. ---->>>

No, I'm not a French designer either. I'm from nowhere. I'm a European, old European is all I am. ---->>>

Oh yes, I love to do shoes. I'm not a fetishist but I love to do shoes. ---->>>

People can drink with their eyes; I can eat with my nose. ---->>>

Pfft, I hate Christmas Day. It's for children and families. Not for people like me.

Pfft, I hate Christmas Day. It's for children and families. Not for people like me.

Stupidly it should not be. It should be also nice. One must get along with that. Is however not necessary. ---->>>

The first thing I do when I get up, I have breakfast. ---->>>

My hair is not really white; it's kind of grayish, and I don't like the color. So I make it totally white with Klorane dry shampoo. That is the best thing to do because my hair is always clean. ---->>>

Yes, and I can sit down on a white piece of paper and work because I don't believe too much into inspiration, only I'm waiting for inspiration, work and then inspiration may come. It's a little too easy to say that. ---->>>

I had nearly finished school because I was making effort not that bad on that. But there was a law in Germany after the war. You could not make your final examination before 18, so lots of people who were late because of the way had to do it first. ---->>>

There will be gay couples; it will exist. It is not very nice that people who are married - who divorce in three seconds - don't want protection for the others. The legal system should protect everyone, not just the few people who think they are above everybody else because they are married.

There will be gay couples; it will exist. It is not very nice that people who are married - who divorce in three seconds - don't want protection for the others. The legal system should protect everyone, not just the few people who think they are above everybody else because they are married.

No. I mean those people really did something for designers I don't think department stores can, could or should do still today. Today the world is different so you have to make it differently. There's TV. There's a lot of things. ---->>>

A collection is not just one basic idea. It comes from something that is in the air, something you suddenly like and put down on paper and then work out. ---->>>

I never - you know also one of the things that would save me for a man my age, it was not that easy to lose that much weight and fall down and look like something draped. ---->>>

I never had to learn English, French and German because I was brought up as all three languages. I had a private French teacher before I even went to school. That helped a lot.

I never had to learn English, French and German because I was brought up as all three languages. I had a private French teacher before I even went to school. That helped a lot.

Clothes if they are not well cut, you can kill nobody. A building poorly built can kill people. It's a much more difficult work. I would not compare myself with that. ---->>>

It's only I have seen enough of it and the funny thing is now, I know that I'm skinny, because I know there are even smaller clothes in the store. I think I'm big, when I was big, I never thought about it. ---->>>

There are less than 1 per cent of anorexic girls, but there more than 30 per cent of girls in France - I don't know about England - that are much, much overweight. And it is much more dangerous and very bad for the health. ---->>>

I never fall in love. ---->>>

Personally, I don't wear fur. ---->>>

I prefer to be in a video than to play with it. ---->>>

I wanted to become an illustrator as a child. ---->>>

I have more friends in New York than Paris. ---->>>

I'm like a rock singer with one-night stands on the road. ---->>>

I'm not a fortune-teller. ---->>>

If I were a woman, I would love to have lots of kids. But for men, I don't believe in it. ---->>>

My favorite kitchen was the Japanese and the Italian kitchen. ---->>>

The way I talk is bizarre. ---->>>

I don't do meetings. ---->>>

I eat next to nothing. ---->>>

I hated to be treated as a child. I thought it was the worst situation. ---->>>

I like the discipline of well-cut, impeccable clothes. I think it's a very healthy discipline. ---->>>

I love to watch times change! ---->>>

I'm an iPod person. ---->>>

I'm not an employee who goes to the office every morning at the same time. Then, vacations are needed. ---->>>

What I like about music is the songs you can remember the lines of in a single second. ---->>>

For me, New York is comfortable, not strange. ---->>>

I do my job like I breathe. ---->>>

I eat fish, three times a week meat, and if not yogurt, something like this and it rarely continues. ---->>>

I think for my bones and my size, I better stay with my 60 kilo. ---->>>

No, and I never, ever eat in between the meals. I control it well enough and with no pills, and I sleep seven hours a night. I go to bed. I fall asleep, and I wake up seven hours later, and this is the most important. ---->>>

If there's something dangerous, sauces are dangerous for the body. ---->>>

I love dogs, but dogs, you have to be in the country with dogs. I cannot walk a dog on the street. ---->>>

My opinion can be completely different after a show. ---->>>

Some people would like me to be round again. ---->>>

My mother did not like children. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: German
Born: 09-10, 1938
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
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Occupation: Designer
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Karl Otto Lagerfeld (born 10 September 1933) is a German fashion designer, artist, and photographer based in Paris. He is the head designer and creative director of the fashion house Chanel as well as the Italian house Fendi and his own eponymous fashion label. Over the decades, he has collaborated on a variety of fashion and art-related projects (wikipedia)