Karl Lagerfeld has given a classic interview talking about Cara Delevingne, tattos and selfies.
Karl Lagerfeld, the king of the controversial soundbite, has done it again.
Of course, we’re not surpried one bit. This is the man, after all, who called Adele ‘a little too fat’ and declared he didn’t like Pippa Middleton’s face.
This time, in an interview with the Guardian, the Chanel and Fendi designer has provided us with some more, how do we say this, unique quotes.
Here are our favourites:
On Cara Delevingne: ‘She is not a standout beauty. Was it Bacon who said, “There is not beauty without some strangeness in the proportions”?’
On selfies: ‘They are this horrible thing where you are distorted. The chin is too big, the head is too small. No, this is electronic masturbation.’
On tattoos: ‘It’s like sleeping in a printed T-shirt, you will never get clean again.’
On his cat Choupette: ‘Everything is controlled by her. She wakes me up at 7am because she wants me to bring her fresh croquettes, she won’t touch food from the night before, she gets offers for food commercials but it is out of the question. She is a kept woman.’
On being stylish after a certain age: ‘To be sloppy after 25 is a problem. You have to be really fresh to wear stuff that doesn’t look fresh.’
Here are 25 more of Karl Lagerfeld’s most controversial quotes…