Tuesday, August 11, 2009
#727 Karl Lagerfeld-as-Coco Chanel: "I was never a feminist because I was never ugly enough for that."
Image (and Harper's Bazaar Quotes) /Chic Report
I'm all for speaking one's mind, but Karl Lagerfeld never ceases to take things to the next level. It's like, is there no such thing as political correctness in Europe? Or is he just so powerful and confident in himself and his own position that he can get away with saying anything with no fear of consequence? Who knows. The first one that made me shake my head was after that whole H&M debacle when the fast fashion company produced his Karl Lagerfeld x H&M capsule collection in large sizes. He threw his toys and stated "What I designed was fashion for slender and slim people" (aka if you're a fatty, step awayyyy from the Karl Lagerfeld).
Then there was that whole shrug-off over the anorexic models debate: ""We don't see anorexic (girls). The girls are skinny. They have skinny bones." Riiiight. And now he's gone and pulled an Elle in an interview with Harper's Bazaar where he took on the persona of Coco Chanel. "I was never a feminist because I was never ugly enough for that." Tut tut tut Karl, that's not very polite. But there were a couple of moments of truth in the interview: "I like to charm younger men. This has not changed." And a bit of self-deprecating humour, when asked about the new classic Chanel piece: "Apparently my old jacket is still around, done by this idiot Karl, I have to help him find a new idea."
I don't always agree with what he has to say for himself, but love him or hate him, you've gotta admit, the man's got balls of steel.
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