Monday, 16 February 2009

Why Childrensalon loves Karl Lagerfeld

We've always been intrigued with everything about Karl Lagerfeld. His distinct style, behavior, his undeniable talent as a designer who has successfully kept Chanel running as the classy fashion house it started as, yet translated so well into the modern day.

Another trait that always delightfully entertains and captivates our interest is what he has to say... about anything and everything! He's so insightful. A wonderful and rare mixture of wise yet with-it, profound yet lighthearted, visionary and certainly sharp-witted.

Some facts on Karl:
Karl is 71, the designer for Chanel, his own Karl Lagerfeld lines and also has a longstanding collaboration with Fendi. He owns 300 iPods, photographs and creates all his own advertising, in the year 2000 he lost 200lbs so he could wear suits by Hedi Slimane and he never goes out in public without sunglasses on.

Some quotes we love:
"Vanity is the healthiest thing in life"

"The most important piece in the house is the garbage can."

“Personality begins where comparison ends.”

"Beauty is also submitted to the taste of time, so a beautiful woman from the Belle Epoch is not exactly the perfect beauty of today, so beauty is something that changes with time."

"My people are the cool ones... 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."

Whilst we are lucky enough to stock baby accessories by Fendi - where Karl is at the helm - we hope that he will venture out into designing clothing for children one day in the not-so-distant future!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the garbage can comment, how true is that!