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10 greatest king karl quotes

If life is a catwalk then Karl Lagerfeld is God. As holy in his utterances as in his appearance, he's come out with some real corkers in his time, so much so that his book, The World According To Karl, has fast become a must have accessory the world over. It was tough, but here at i-D we've selected our very favourite quotes from the white-haired hero himself. So, as Chanel launch their autumn/winter 14 collection, read on and learn a thing or two from King Karl himself.

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Text Francesca Dunn
Images and quotes from The World According to Karl (Thames & Hudson) 

 

  • 1.

    This Roald Dahl-esque idea is the sweetest thing we've heard in a long time. We look forward to visiting shrunken Karl in his little monochrome house.

    The World According to Karl (Thames & Hudson)

  • 2.

    Telling it to you straight since 1938.

    The World According to Karl (Thames & Hudson)

  • 3.

    Having famously confessed that he's a fan of Kate Middleton's nose, it seems that Karl is also partial to a good bump.

    The World According to Karl (Thames & Hudson)

  • 4.

    The self-proclaimed legend knows that life is all about balance.

    The World According to Karl (Thames & Hudson)

  • 5.

    As Oscar Wilde once said, "Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination." Reportably one of the highest paid fashion designers in the world, KL enjoys extravagance.

     

    The World According to Karl (Thames & Hudson)

  • 6.

    Letting young designers find their own way to creative enlightenment, Karl keeps his words of wisdom to himself. 

    The World According to Karl (Thames & Hudson)

  • 7.

    He can't get no, satisfaction.

    The World According to Karl (Thames & Hudson)

  • 8.

    The secret behind the famous coiffure (and Karl's secret addiction) is a humble bottle of dry shampoo. 

    The World According to Karl (Thames & Hudson)

  • 9.

    The most stylist robot in all of Paris.

    The World According to Karl (Thames & Hudson)

  • 10.

    Like King Arthur, Zorro and unicorns before him... Karl Lagerfeld is a legend.