The ever-quotable Karl Lagerfeld is at it again. While doing fittings for the Chanel Cruise 2013 show earlier this week, he chatted with a Telegraph reporter. The result? A new list of his current likes and dislikes—opinionated as ever.
He likes English models Georgia May Jagger and Cara Delevingne: “Quick-minded little girls like this, they do not exist in France. Not any more. If they are funny then they are not French.”
And the British Royals: “England would not be the same without the Royal Family. If there are scandals, who cares? The Queen is like a monument and England without royalty would have less tourists. People complain about the money they cost, but they make even more money.”
He also likes books: “Now, I have more books than I have shelves. I am a brain-bodybuilder. Schwarzenegger of the brain.”
He doesn’t like fashion exhibits: “I am against museums and exhibitions in fashion. One woman said to me—’In my world, the world of art’—so I said: ‘Oh, don’t you make dresses any more?’ If you call yourself an artist, then you are second-rate.”
Nor his nickname, King Karl: “In fashion we have more queens than kings.”
And he especially doesn’t like red carpet fashion: “The movies shown today are unrelated to the girls on the red carpet. It is grotesque… and you think of the Visconti movies, there was glamour in them. Now, everyone is bought… Most of them (the actresses) have contracts [to wear the clothes].”