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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld, the Renaissance Man (continues)

with 5 Euro coin he designed
on Coco's 125th anniversary

“I like today and perhaps a little future still, but the past is really something I’m not interested in. So, as far as I am concerned, I like only the past of things and people I don’t know. When I know, I don’t care because I knew how it was.” KL

Karl at home:
“We need houses as we need clothes, architecture stimulates fashion. It’s like hunger and thirst-you need them both.” KL
“Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose. I am the happy victim of books.” KL
“With every book you buy, you should buy the time to read it.” KL
“Change is the healthiest way to survive.” KL
“Apparently, I am very scary. But if you get to know me, you see I am very nice. Happily, I don’t look like I am.” KL
Monaco, La Vigie built by Sir William Ingram in 1902,
owned by Karl till 1997, for 10 years
La Vigie
Six bedroom, 1840s house on an island in
lake Champlain, Vermont
At Vermont house
“Owning things victimizes you and imprisons you.” KL
Cuckoo clock in Paris apartment
Karl and his sketches:
“There is no Chanel collection without black. It will never exist. Who can live without some black clothes.” KL
Coco Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld

Picture credits: Google etc.


  1. Hello:
    Curiouser and curiouser. Cleary a man of many, at times seemingly conflicting, moods, ideas and tastes.

    What an extraordinary book collection, which does rather make us think that this is a man for whom passion is a way of life rather than a fleeting fancy.

  2. of course. He collects things like crazy, look at his book collection. And then only he can get away by saying, " owning things victimizes you and imprisons you".