Karl Lagerfeld is infamous for speaking his mind, and holds nothing back for a new interview with Numéro Magazine. The digressive chat covers everything from Lagerfeld’s eventual funeral to his new facial hair.
Kicking things off with a bang, Lagerfeld casts shade on the recently-deceased Pierre Bergé and Azzedine Alaïa, noting that “last year I lost my two best enemies” with no hint of remorse. The designer expounds that “all the other designers hate me” because he doesn’t complain about overwork, thriving with the responsibility of designing for three different brands — Chanel, Fendi and his eponymous label. Lagerfeld prefers to design womenswear because men’s fashion “does little for [him],” and he dislikes “having to put up with all those stupid [male] models.”
Onto other hot topics, Lagerfeld notes that “What shocks me most [about #MeToo] are the starlets who have taken 20 years to remember what happened. Not to mention the fact there are no prosecution witnesses.” He explains: “I read somewhere that now you must ask a model if she is comfortable with posing. Its simply too much, from now on, as a designer, you can’t do anything.” Later, when asked to rank Simon Porte Jacquemus, Virgil Abloh and Jonathan Anderson, the designer goes off on a tangent, complimenting Marine Serre for her “will of steel” and positively noting Jacquemus’s personality. However, when asked to choose a desert island companion from those three male designers, Lagerfeld’s answer is simple: “I’d kill myself first.”
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“If you don’t want to have your pants pulled about, don’t become a model! Join a nunnery, there’ll always be a place for you in the convent. They’re recruiting even!” @KarlLagerfeld pic.twitter.com/swpGrMNE9x
— Numéro (@NumeroMagazine) April 13, 2018