Ultimate innovator, creative legend, style icon. Karl Lagerfeld was all that. And so much more.
In order to pay a tribute to the legacy this creative genius left behind, we gathered some of his most inspirational quotes.
“When I took over Chanel, everybody said to me, ‘Don’t touch it. It’s dead. There’s nothing you can do.’ And I said to myself, ‘I love that people think that. Now let’s see.”
“I am a black diamond, unfaceted. Black diamonds are rare, hard to cut, and therefore uncommercial.”
“Vanity is the healthiest thing in life.”
“I get along with everyone except for men my age, who are bourgeois or retired or boring, and cannot follow the evolution of time and mood.”
“People I’m really friendly with have faxes. Anna Wintour has one.”
“Improvise. Become more creative. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Evolution is the secret for the next step.”
“Is there something healthier than competition? If not, you fall asleep and think success, and what you did, is granted. Nothing is granted in fashion, and this is what I love about fashion.”
“I am very much down to Earth. Just not this Earth.”
“What I’ve done, Coco Chanel would never have done. She would have hated it.”
We can’t guarantee about mademoiselle Gabrielle Bonheur Coco Chanel, but we absolutely love everything he has done.
Rest in peace, Karl Lagerfeld.