Thursday, 13 September 2012

King Karl

He's the King of Chanel. He's reigned there for almost 30 years. He keeps Chanel edgy and fresh. He's the hippest 79 year old on the planet. 
He's Karl Lagerfeld!
With Blake Lively
After reading the new Love magazine we realise that he is freaking brilliant for a quote! "When I took over Chanel it was not trendy at all. The owner told me 'As long as it works you can do what you want' "
With Lily Allen in 2009
Karl has done what he wants and it's worked magnificently. He oversees everything about the brand from design, to photography, music, brand ambassadors and those spellbinding catwalk presentations.
His youthful and rebellious outlook can be clearly seen in the grungy and punkish influences that grace his collections.
a/w 2012
 He's learned from Coco Chanel's mistakes "She killed her reputation in fashion, because she said 'jeans are horrible' and 'miniskirts are disgusting' in the early 60s when the whole world wanted to wear them."
a/w 2012
His mother once told him "If you want to talk to me you need to make an effort. You are six and I am not. Either do that or shut up"
"I don't know whether she is proud of what I did. She would often criticise me and tell me she that she thought Sonia Rykiel was much better". 
Wow! Karl's mum's a hater!
Jewelled eyebrows a/w 2012
"I don't want to have an intellectual exchange because I am only concerned with my opinion. I don't want to discuss. I am only interested in what I see. I don't talk, I act."

The Cruise collection was influenced by Louis XV's mistress Madame du Barry "She was chic and fun and the handsomest woman of her time. She dressed very often as a boy to excite the old king" 
Karl believes only in the present "Don't talk about the past or people you knew in the past-that is very boring. What is interesting is now, and it is up to us to find our little niche in now."

Lindsey Wixson and Edie Campbell.

Karl's Girls
Alice Dellal at the Cruise 2013 launch in Versailles.
Karl keeps Chanel current with his impeccable taste in cool stars and brand ambassadors. Alice Dellal is important in adding the grunge and punk vibe to Chanel's image.

Some brand ambassadors are given free access to everything in the Chanel collections.

Singing for Chanel a/w 2011 really helped Florence come out of her shell.

Vanessa Paradis

Vanessa has the kind of class and enduring appeal money can't buy.

Alexa Chung

Azealia Banks

Audrey Tatou
Coco Chanel " A woman should wear perfume wherever she wants to be kissed."

Natalie Portman

Keira Knightly.

Caroline Sieber

Karl had to send a whole range of Chanel bags to patch things up with Adele after this "The thing at the moment is Adele. She is little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice."

On Pippa Middleton,
"I don't like her face, she should only show her back"
Poor Pippa!

He does like cats though.
Little Choupette.
Stunning Laetista Casta.
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A day in the life of a Chanel Cat.

"I'm the best. Thank you please."
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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Rebecca! He's so talented and his quotes are so refreshing and funny when he's opinionated and bitchy x

  2. I love Chanel!Great post. What about following each other?

  3. Great post, although I can't believe he said that about Adele and Pippa :') Rather bitchy, but what a ledge :) xoxo

  4. what a lovely pics!

    mind to follow each other? just let me know ;)


  5. great piece on karl of chanel!

  6. Great pics!Lovely blog. What about following each other?