Top 10 Karl Lagerfeld Quotes on Fashion and Style

Karl Lagerfeld, also known as Kaiser Karl (Kaiser meaning ’emperor’ in German), knows what he thinks and isn’t afraid to tell the world. Catching much media attention from his comments on the likes of singer Adele and the Middleton sisters, Karl has many unforgettable quotes.

Mr Lagerfeld is notably one of the most famous fashion designers of all time and is most well known as head designer and creative director for the iconic French fashion house, Chanel. As well as collaborating with various brands and launching his own fashion label (KARL) last year, he is also the artistic director of Italian label Fendi.

We have compiled ten of our favourite Karl Lagerfeld quotes on fashion, technology and even his infamous cat, Choupette Lagerfeld.


1 – “Vanity is the healthiest thing in life.”


2 – “The iPod is genius. I have 300”


3 – “I’m a kind of fashion nymphomaniac who never gets an orgasm.”


4 – “Buy clothes the size you want to wear.”


5 – “Chic is a kind of mayonnaise, either it tastes, or it doesn’t.”


6 – “Bling is over. Red carpetry covered with rhinestones is out. I call it the new modesty.”


7 – “I send notes. I’m not a chambermaid whom you can ring at every moment. Today, you know, most people act like they work at a switchboard in a hotel.”


8 – “Why should I stop working? If I do, I’ll die and it’ll all be finished. ‘m lucky to work in the most perfect of conditions. I can do what I want in all kinds of areas. The expenses are not expenses. I would be stupid to stop that. Work is making a living out of being bored.”


9 – “Don’t dress to kill, dress to survive.”


10 – “You know, personally, I don’t even think I’m that famous. Now, Choupette really is famous. She has become the most famous cat in the world. I even get propositioned by pet food companies and things like that, but it’s out of the question. I’m commercial. She’s not. She’s spoiled to death. Obviously.”


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