Thursday, March 6, 2008
Lagerfeld’s exclusive collaboration with Prestige Hong Kong
Karl Lagerfeld was interviewed by Steven Short from Prestige Hong Kong.
The collaboration with Prestige includes self-portraits, photographs of models in his designs, sketches - even a miniature version of the legend.
Here are some qoutes by the legendary designer:
"When people talk about the good old days, I say to people, 'It's not the days that are old, it's you that's old.' I hate the good old days. What is important is that today is good."
"Love is a subject I don't analyze publicly, love is only an interesting subject when it's beyond. When it's down to earth, it ceases to become interesting. It's a very dangerous subject."
"I hate all children."
"In the old days there was luxury and no market. Today there is all market and no luxury."
"I consider myself a kind of Ferrari, so I take care of myself."
And after the writer, Stephen Short, questioned Karl about Vlada, whom Karl had been photographing at the beginning of the interview, Karl gave perhaps the most Karl-like sound bite of all:
"Yes, new Russian girls are like this. But this is a subject I won’t discuss. You know why? In France, there are a large percentage of young girls who are overweight and less than one percent are skinny. So let’s talk about the 25 percent who have a weight problem, or are overweight. We don’t need to discuss the less than one percent. Anorexia is nothing to do with fashion. These Russian girls are so young. Chinese ones are skinny, too, and bony. I don’t think it’s a subject to discuss. And in today’s world, many people take drugs, not only models, hmm? It’s an unnecessary subject. Let’s talk about the fat ones."