Wednesday, 1 February 2012
The World According to Karl
Karl Lagerfeld becomes a journalist for Metro. For a day: February 7 (that's next Tuesday!). The fashion legend will spend a day in the Paris newsroom, supplying comments and illustrations for Metro's The World According to Karl edition. This special (and long-awaited) edition of Metro will kick-start Metro's coverage of Fashion Week, and will run in 100 cities in 22 countries, reaching to its 17 million readers around the globe.
If you are familiar with Mr. Lagerfeld's interviews/quotes, you'll know that this man is nothing short of extraordinary, and this is what makes it even more exciting to have some of his (journalistic) work in Metro!
Just to get you a bit more excited, here are my favourite quotes of him, which are - I guess - a short introduction of what to expect on the 7th of February:
- "I made a diet and my doctor made money that way. We sold nearly a million copies. I never touch sugar, cheese, bread... It was a very good, healthy thing, the best move in my life, I think, but it's totally effortless. I only like what I'm allowed to like. I'm beyond temptation. There is no weakness. When I see tons of food in the studio, for us and for everybody, for me it's as if this stuff was made out of plastic. The idea doesn't even enter my mind that a human being could put that into their mouth. I'm like the animals in the forest. They don't touch what they cannot eat."(do you know anyone else who can do that?!) From the Independent, 2011
- "I'm rather pro-prostitution. I admire people who do it. It can't be much fun. Thank goodness for it. People need relief or they become murderers." From the documentary Lagerfeld Confidential (2007)
- "If you throw money out of the window throw it out with joy. Don’t say 'one shouldn’t do that' - that is bourgeois". From the Observer Magazine (2007)
- "The iPod is genius. I have 300". From the Observer Magazine (2006)
- On his early start: "When I was four I asked my mother for a valet for my birthday". From the Observer Magazine (1978)