I have to tell you, that deep inside I have some sort of wanton lust for Karl Lagerfeld. The man is a raving genius. Though Manolo makes fun of him from time to time, he has got what it takes to always surprise. I use his interview with the New York Times as an example. So let me set the scene.
The New York Times interviewer is at the Chanel Mobile Art exhibit at Central Park in New York. She interviews Padma Lakshmi who says she loves it. Then she interviews the artist that is being spotlighted by Chanel, Zaha Hadid. She interviews Hadid who says she loves the space it’s great. She interviews Zac Posen who loves it as well. Then she gets Karl Lagerfeld. Mind you Karl Lagerfeld has his hands all over Chanel now. So what does he say when she asks him about the space? I am paraphrasing of course: “I don’t like it..it’s too cramped.. nothing against the artwork or the artist but I would have liked it if it was empty.”
See the video here.