Karl Lagerfeld Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Karl Lagerfeld quotes, Karl Lagerfeld sayings, and Karl Lagerfeld proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Trendy is the last stage before tacky.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Don't sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there's nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you     

Karl Lagerfeld

Don't sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there's nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.     

Karl Lagerfeld

What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Fashion does not have to prove that it is serious. It is the proof that intelligent frivolity can be something creative and positive.     

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I am a fashion person, and fashion is not only about clothes -- it's about all kinds of change.     

Karl Lagerfeld

We live in a dark and romantic and quite tragic world.     

Karl Lagerfeld

The elegance is as physical, as moral quality that has nothing common with the clothing. You can see a countrywoman more elegant than one so called elegant woman.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Virgos are very faithful. I'm a faithful friend. I'm a faithful lover.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Personality begins where comparison ends.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Clear thinking at the wrong moment can stifle creativity.     

Karl Lagerfeld

We need houses as we need clothes, architecture stimulates fashion. It’s like hunger and thirst you need them both.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Youthfulness is about how you live not when you were born.     

Karl Lagerfeld

If you don’t daydream your life is a nightmare.     

Karl Lagerfeld

One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a little black dress.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Don't dress to kill, dress to survive.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Guilty feelings about clothes are totally unnecessary. A lot of people earn their living by making clothes, so you should never feel bad.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Fashion designers are dictators of taste.     

Karl Lagerfeld

We need houses as we need clothes, architecture stimulates fashion. It’s like hunger and thirst — you need them both.     

Karl Lagerfeld

We need houses as we need clothes, architecture stimulates fashion. It’s like hunger and thirst – you need them both.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Sunglasses are like eye shadow. They make everything look younger and pretty.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Sunglasses are like eyeshadow, they make everything look younger and prettier.     

Karl Lagerfeld

One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Trendy is the last stage before tacky.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Reinvent new combinations of what you already own. Improvise. Become more creative. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Evolution is the secret for the next step.     

Karl Lagerfeld

There will never be a chanel collection without black.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Black and white always looks modern, whatever that word means.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Trendy is the last stage before tacky.     

Karl Lagerfeld