A book of Karl Lagerfeld quotes called “Le monde selon Karl” (or “The World According to Karl”) is slated to be published in the fall, even though nobody asked for it, not even Karl himself. WWD reports that “the designer did not cooperate on the book project but is said to be happy with the compilation.”
French publisher Flammarion has assembled some of his best one-liners into a hardcover book project penned by Patrick Mauriès and features about 80 illustrations by Charles Ameline.
Find the Kaiser’s “best” quotes, as told by his cat Choupette because this is the internet, and that’s how it should be. via Racked
Image via Harper’s Bazaar
“There is no marriage, yet, for human beings and animals. I never thought that I would fall in love like this with a cat.” Image via Fashionista
“A sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants”
“There is no touch of what is considered bad taste or bad design with (technology), because bad design is bad taste today. They are flawless in away. Facebook is a flawless object…it’s for me a Brancusi” Image via i-D
“They’re my burka… I’m a little shortsighted, and people, when they’re shortsighted, they remove their glasses and then they look like cute little dogs who want to be adopted.” Image via i-D
“Sometimes the best ideas I have are in my bathtub or in my bed or in my dreams early in the morning before waking up… I’m like a TV antennae, I catch it all and do it my way.” Image via i-D
“I’m not mad for thongs.” Image via Grazia
“Nothing scares me more than people with some doll collection. Frightening.”
“My only ambition in life … is to wear size 28 jeans.” Image via Grazia
“It would have been difficult to have an ugly daughter … If I were a woman, I would love to have lots of kids. But for men, I don’t believe in it.”Image via i-D
“Respect is not creative … Chanel is an institution, and you have to treat an institution like a whore—and then you get something out of her.”Image via i-D
“Kate Middleton has a nice silhouette. I like that kind of woman, I like romantic beauties. On the other hand, her sister struggles. I don’t like the sister’s face. She should only show her back.” Image via Le Figaro
The cover of the new Karl Lagerfeld quote book. It is slated for a fall release, and features about 80 illustrations by Charles Ameline.