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.


Luxury is the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress.     

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Luxury is the income tax of vanity. But it is so pleasant.     

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A respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul.     

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When people talk about the good old days, I say to people, 'It's not the days that are old, it's you that's old.' I hate the good old days. What is important is that today is good.     

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The smell of a freshly printed book is the best smell in the world.     

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The minute you think that the past was better, your present is second hand, and yourself becomes vintage - it’s okay for clothes not that great for people.     

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Dieting is the only game where you win when you lose!     

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Start your diet during a period of optimism and happiness.     

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The secret to modeling is not being perfect. What one needs is a face that people can identify in a second. You have to be given what's needed by nature, and what's needed is to bring something new.     

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I can hardly eat meat because it has to look like something what it was not when it was alive.     

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Sometimes the idea of being truly iconic has something to do with not necessarily being beautiful and thus trying harder.     

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

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You cannot fake chic but you can be chic and fake fur.     

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Chic is a kind of mayonnaise, either it tastes, or it doesn't.     

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Never use the word 'cheap'. Today everybody can look chic in inexpensive clothes (the rich buy them too). There is good clothing design on every level today. You can be the chicest thing in the world in a T-shirt and jeans — it’s up to you.     

Karl Lagerfeld

I think that she is one of the new stars, and she expresses well the look of the youth of the middle 90s. She looks like a school girl with no makeup, but she can be very sophisticated in her photos. She can do everything. She is like an actress. She can do the ingenue and la femme fatale, but in a modern way. It does not look like some old thing on her.     

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The discussion of fur is childish.     

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Fur is not murder, but it is quite expensive.     

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Fashion designers are dictators of taste.     

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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.     

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