Karl Lagerfeld is one of the most influential designers in the history of fashion. He’s headed Chanel for more than 30 years, has been in charge of Fendi for over half a century and even has his own label, Karl Lagerfeld. He designs seven whole collections each year for Chanel alone and at 82 years of age, he has no plans to slow down anytime soon. He told British Vogue in an interview for the November issue, “I think I’m pretty lucky that I can do what I like best in perfect conditions. I don’t have to fight with anybody. You know my contracts with Fendi and Chanel are for life? And I don’t feel tired at all. I hate slow people. Horrible.”
“I never mix them up in my mind,” he said, in regards to juggling three different fashion houses. “That is the secret of the story. First of all, I prefer not to analyse why or why not. I have the feeling that when I am doing Fendi I am another person to when I am doing Chanel or my own line. I have no personality. I have three. I never ask myself questions. I try to find answers. It’s a very pretentious line, no? I am in a way like a machine. I have electronic flashes, it’s true.”
In fact, scientists have taken note of his seemingly superhuman powers and want to test his DNA. “I was asked by somebody to do this,” Lagerfeld said. “Because they think I’m not normal. But I flatly refused. Unique pieces are unique pieces. But I think very flattering, huh? And also I was asked for skincare for men because they think I am remade. But I am not remade. I am all fake but not remade.”
Never change, Karl, never change.
[via Vogue UK]