Lagerfeld Speaks


Karl Lagerfeld was in attendance at the International Herald Tribune conference in London last night and he gave an insightful talk on the business of fashion, on Coco herself and on his own job within the fashion house of Chanel. Other guest speakers included Alber Elbaz, Christopher Bailey and Sir Paul Smith. The conference continues today and will feature many more fabulous guest speakers in the form of; Kim Winser from Agent Provocateur, Jeremey Hackett from Hackett London, David Lauren from Ralph Lauren and many, many more.

But for now here are a few words from Mr. Lagerfeld;

‘The modern silhouette is much more inclusive and diverse. The stick thin silhouette is over’

‘I like what I do. I do not take myself seriously. I am completely free. I am a lazy person who loves to work. This is not art. I am a dress designer’.

‘Coco Chanel did a lot for fashion but not as much as she said she did. She was a woman of her times and in the 30’s and 40’s there were only two fashion options: Chanel or Balenciaga. But she made two crucial mistakes at the end of her career. In the 1960’s she tried to give lessons in elegance. She said she had asked a lot of men and not a single one said they liked the mini skirt. And she said jeans were horrible. So she lost her power’.


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