In characteristically overblown style, Lagerfeld's Chanel Spring 2012 show involved a vast array of expensive paraphernalia, including but not limited to: a set designed around the theme "under the sea" (but in pure snow white, because colours are gauche), Florence Welch rising out of a giant half-shell to sing during the show, Lagerfeld playing (or perhaps just posing beside) a snow-white harp, and models toting giant iridescent conch-shells. Lagerfeld spits upon the recession. He can't see it through his sunglasses, which are treated so as to only show the rich, the thin, and the monochromatic. The thing that makes Lagerfeld a great designer rather than a mere attention seeker, though, is that while loves nothing more than to make a spectacle of both himself and his catwalk shows, the clothes themselves are the precise opposite of loud.
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|"Vanity is the healthiest thing in life"-- Karl Lagerfeld|
|"When I was four I asked my mother for a valet for my birthday." -- Lagerfeld|
|"Chic is a kind of mayonnaise, either it tastes, or it doesn't"-- Lagerfeld|
|"I’ve never voted in my life -- for any kind of politics." -- Lagerfeld|
|"The most important piece in the house is the garbage can." -- Karl Lagerfeld (No, I don't know what that means.)|
|"Like poetry, fashion does not state anything. It merely suggests." -- Lagerfeld|
|"I can forget by indifference, but not forgive. I prefer revenge." -- Lagerfeld|
|"Sunglasses are like eyeshadow. They make everything look younger and prettier." -- Lagerfeld|
Alternatively, you could just go check out Go Fug Yourself's "Lagerfeld & Friends" caption tag, because it's hilarious. The idea of Lagerfeld posing for photos with Blake Lively while saying things like "You are a wig factory of LIES," is dangerously believable.