Karl Lagerfeld
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"Karl Lagerfeld" is a Germany/German fashion designer, artist, and photographer based in Paris. He is the head designer and creative director of the fashion house Chanel as well as the Italian house Fendi and his own label fashion house. Over the decades, he has collaborated on a variety of fashion and art-related projects. He is well recognized around the world for his trademark white hair, black glasses, and high starched Detachable collar/collars.

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It does not worry me personally - I like communication and visibility - but then I don't have to think about commerce. I like the idea of seeing it everywhere. Designers can't live in an ivory tower. And to copy well is as difficult now as it was in the past.

This is what I think is modern. It's like wearing a couture jacket with a pair of jeans.

I think it's great, ... It shows the product in a very elegant, beautiful way. My favorite [detail] is the staircase. I'm mad for the staircase because of the proportions, the materials used, the virtual waterfall and all that. Marino reinvented [the store] in a modern way.

I hate birthdays, ... It's more like a new starting point in New York. For me, it's an evolution. I don't celebrate the past. I like the present and tomorrow.

Of course there are some evening dresses that you cannot wear in daylight because it would be ridiculous, but there is a kind of dressy touch for daywear, too, ... And everything, it's easy. (There's) no barrier between dressy, day and sports. It's feminine 24 hours a day.

What I hate most in life are people who are not really the peach of the day but who want to be young and sexy. You can fool nobody. There is a moment when you have to accept that somebody else is younger and fresher and hotter. Life is not a beauty contest.

(Shoes are) not that high. The shoes are in a matte metal nylon, old gold mesh with black rubber heels, like little squares or olives.

It's quite interesting, those colors. Then there's purple. There's pale blues. There's lots of suede also and there's this raw shantung paired with satin. There's still a little ice blue satin or orange satin.

In the streets of Paris, you see more long dresses in the summer than you see in the winter, because all the winter long used to be heavy, heavy material, but now they are different. They are open. They are pleated ... They can move in it. They are not something uncomfortable and impossible for daily life.