Memorable quotes from Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld died in Paris earlier this morning (February 19). Lagerfeld was one of the best designer of our era. Artist, Photographer and mostly known to be the Creative director behind Chanel and Fendi. His signature ponytail and dark glasses made him an instantly recognizable figure around the world.

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Money & Work

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

"Improvise. Become more creative. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Evolution is the secret for the next step."



"Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants."

“Chic is a kind of mayonnaise, either it tastes, or it doesn’t.”

"I am a fashion person, and fashion is not only about clothes—it's about all kinds of change.”

"What I've done, Coco Chanel would never have done. She would have hated it"

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Life Goals

"When I was four I asked my mother for a valet for my birthday."

“I was 6 years old. I was sitting on my mother’s desk in the country estate, in the big house — on her desk, where I was not supposed to sit and sketch — and I said to myself: You will become very famous.”

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