'Chanel would have hated me'

Thursday, 21 November 2013
During his masterclass delivered at the prestigious Parisian School Sciences Po, iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld shared with four hundred students his thoughts on what the founder of French fashion house Chanel would have thought of him if they had met.

“I never bumped into Coco Chanel. It was better that way, she would have hated me,” he said. Lagerfeld recalled how he took the classic Chanel heritage and changed it over time, making pieces that were not in her collections “but that could have been.” According to WWD Lagerfeld also stated that he had to change over time and be fluid because if he stayed fixed in one place in fashion, “you are dead. You have to adapt to the times.”

Photos: Karl Lagerfeld at masterclass. Karl Lagerfeld himself

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