Karl Lagerfeld has some more opinions he’d like you to know about, but thankfully these ones are all fashion related
Karl Lagerfeld knows what he likes. And he really knows what he doesn’t like. In a recent interview for the relaunch of M Magazine—which was initially published from 1983 to 1992—the Kaiser chatted about his personal grooming (he’s had his signature ponytail for 35 years) and his very specific allergies (hint: it’s not medical).
What doesn’t Karl Lagerfeld like? Well, suspenders, vests, t-shirts, sweaters, hats and hoodies all make his lengthy hate list. He believes that tattoos are “horrible” and “like living in a Pucci dress” and he no longer likes hats because his mother once told him he looks “like an old dyke” in them. (At least we now know where he gets his outspokenness?)
The highlight of the interview in the men’s magazine comes when Karl equates footwear with a medical allergy: “Shoes have to be like gloves: flawless, impeccable. I hate sloppy footwear. What I hate most is flip-flops. I am physically allergic to flip-flops.” Someone get the epi pen!
Karl, like the rest of us, has goals. But creating the Lagerfeld empire that he sits atop of, wasn’t one of them because he’s “too superficial for that” (huh?) instead his greatest ambition is “to be impeccably dressed.” So far, so good.
For once, Lagerfeld’s answers will not get him into trouble; he refrained from insulting celebrities like Adele and Pippa Middleton, and kept the interview strictly personal. Has he learned from his mistakes? Only time will tell.
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