Karl Lagerfeld Quotes


Type: Fashion designer

Born: 10 September 1933


In addition to his own label, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has been a major creative force behind such well-known brands as Tommy Hilfiger, Chanel, and Fendi.

Karl Lagerfeld Quotes

Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can
Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.

People who say that yesterday was better than today are ultimately devaluing their own existence.

Absurdity and anti - absurdity are the two poles of creative energy.

The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children.

We live in a dark and romantic and quite tragic world.

I love classic beauty. It’s an idea of beauty with no standard.

Fashion and music are the same, because music express its period too.

In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and even clothes, the discussion of fur is childish.

Dieting is the only game where you win when you lose!

We need houses as we need clothes, architecture stimulates fashion. It’s like hunger and thirst - you need them both.

Don’t overact the story of your name. Overact the story of your work.

I like to reinvent myself - it’s part of my job.

The French say you get hungry when you’re eating, and I get inspired when I’m working. It’s my engine

I'm very down to Earth, I'm just not from this Earth.

I am a fashion person, and fashion is not only about clothes - it's about all kinds of change

A respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul

Don't look to the approval of others for your mental stability

Clear thinking at the wrong moment can stifle creativity.

When people want to be liked for what they did, they should stop.

Stuff your brain with knowledge.

I’m very much down to earth, just not this earth.

Like poetry, fashion does not state anything. It merely suggests

People who do a job that claims to be creative have to be alone to recharge their batteries. You can’t live 24 hours a day in the spotlight and remain creative. For people like me, solitude is a victory.

The woman is the most perfect doll that i have dressed with delight and admiration.

I want everyone to wear what they want and mix it in their own way. That, to me, is what is modern.

Luxury is the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress.

Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality.

The secret to modeling is not being perfect. What one needs is a face that people can identify in a second. You have to be given what’s needed by nature, and what’s needed is to bring something new.

Reinvent new combinations of what you already own. Improvise. Become more creative. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Evolution is the secret for the next step.

I do my job like I breathe - so if I can’t breathe I’m in trouble.

Fashion is about going ahead, not about memory.

Fashion is about two things: the evolution and the opposite.

The elegance is as physical, as moral quality that has nothing common with the clothing. You can see a countrywoman more elegant than one so called elegant woman.

Forgiveness isn’t something I’m preoccupied with - turning the other cheek isn’t my trip.

I would like to be a one-man multinational fashion phenomenon.

Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose. I am the happy victim of books.

For every book you buy, you should buy the time to read it.

Fashion does not have to prove that it is serious. It is the proof that intelligent frivolity can be something creative and positive

Chanel is an institution, and you have to treat an institution like a whore – and then you get something out of her

For me, Chanel is like music. There are certain notes and you have to make another tune with them

Success nullifies. You then have to do it again, preferably differently

Youthfulness is about how you live not when you were born.

I'm open to everything. When you start to criticize the times you live in, your time is over.

One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.

You cannot fake chic but you can be chic and fake fur

Logos and branding are so important. In a big part of the world, people cannot read French or English-but are great in remembering signs

If you stick to something doggedly, you are off to a bad start.

Fashion is neither moral or immoral, but it is for rebuilding the morale.

What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.

Music gives color to the air of the moment.

Fashion is ephemeral, dangerous and unfair.

The iPod completely changed the way people approach music.

Guilty feelings about clothes are totally unnecessary. A lot of people earn their living by making clothes, so you should never feel bad.

If you throw money out of the window throw it out with joy. Don’t say: 'one shouldn't do that' - that is bourgeois.

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.

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