More pearls of wisdom from Karl Lagerfeld

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17 May 2012

Everything Karl Lagerfeld says seems to cause a commotion. Since we can't get enough of his one-of-a-kind sound bites, here are Karl's latest comments on Chanel, France, luxury and what the 99 percent can buy...

"The world of luxury is another world from that of daily life. This is what the French do best; perfume, champagne — luxury. These are the exports, so we better make an effort and not believe the world is all … just normal."

"Today, on the internet, it is nice to see something that looks like a movie. Maybe 99 percent of the people who see the clothes will never own them, but they can buy the lipstick or the perfume."

On the new MET exhibit: "I am against museums and exhibitions in fashion. One woman said to me — 'In my world, the world of art' — so I said: 'Oh, don't you make dresses any more?' ... If you call yourself an artist, then you are second-rate."

On red carpets: "Now, everyone is bought … Most of them [the actresses] have contracts [to wear the clothes]."

On his impressive book collection: "I am a brain-bodybuilder. Schwarzenegger of the brain."

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