Krazy Uncle Karl sat down for an interview with a new magazine and excerpts posted by Fashionista are most amusing.
We’ve Got Origin Myths:
I remember one time in winter in 1956–it was beyond cold. And I went to see my father at the George V with only a suit on…He said to me, “But you will die! You will get pneumonia!” And I said, “I prefer to die than to wear another coat than the robe style in blue cashmere in the Dorian Gray window. If not that one, I prefer to freeze.” So he bought the coat.
The other thing that doesn’t work on me is a hat. I love hats, in a way, but when I was a child, I’d wear Tyrolean hats, and my mother–I was something like eight–said to me, ‘You shouldn’t wear hats. You look like an old dyke.’ Do you say such things to children? She was quite funny, no?
Karl feeling my pain as a Florida resident:
I think tattoos are horrible. It’s like living in a Pucci dress full-time. If you’re young and tight, maybe it’s OK, but…
I hate sloppy footwear. What I hate most is flip-flops. I am physically allergic to flip-flops.
Though he has never publicly confirmed his date of birth, sources believe Lagerfeld is 79 years old.
I spend a lot of time sucking my teeth behind most of his public statements but I better treasure his fan waving while it lasts.
Go to Fashionista for more. You know Karl makes it worthwhile and Choupette is the Queen Cat in Charge!
Lagerfeld is scheduled to open a new Paris storefront complete with books, accessories and other limited edition items in February 2013. See you there?