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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Karl Lagerfeld, man genius

Fabulous excerpts from a recent K.L. interview in Harper's Bazaar.

"Never use the word cheap. Today everybody can look chic in inexpensive clothes...You can be the chicest thing in the world in a T-shirt and jeans- it's up to you. The T-shirt can be impeccable, and the jeans too. The body has to be impeccable as well- that helps alot. If it's not, buy small sizes and less food."

Thanks Karl. I have Narciso Rodriguez taste and an H&M budget these days, so I appreciate your approval of bargain shopping.

"Dress for yourself and the man you love (if there is one). Women dressing to impress other women- forget about that. It's a very bad way of thinking."

I admit it, I dress for my girlfriends. There, I said it. Don't we all? If I dressed for David I would be stuck in pageant hair, wearing stilettos, a mini skirt and a plunging tank top everyday, and really, is that practical? I think not.

The interview is classic and full of brutal honesty, "Very high heels actually look better on tall girls, but men hate to walk around with giants who make them feel like midgets," and "I am very against looks that put women under what I call 'permanent sexual alarm.' That can be very embarrassing for others- and, when not followed by action, it's also kind of ridiculous." Plus, some pretty harsh criticisms. You must read the whole article.

4 comments: Maegan said...

oh that's great ...I agree with him ...although I try to dress for my man, he FOR SURE, would prefer tighter, lower and higher

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Hahaha I totally agree about dressing for the one you love. Completely impractical.

Mara (The Wedding Cabaret) said...

I heart Karl!

Kate said...

Ugh, I hate Karl Lagerfeld. I feel like he doesn't even like women. His interviews always make me feel bad about myself--like I'm doing everything wrong! My body's not "impeccable!" I dress for the wrong people! I should wear more high heels! Or shouldn't wear them! I don't even know!