There are two things that are universally known about Karl Lagerfeld. On one hand, he is the creative director of one of the most iconic design houses ever, Chanel, and on the other hand, he has a mouth that has produced some of the most funny, wise and most controversial quotes to ever come out of the fashion world. And today, on his 80th birthday, we profile some of his most memorable quotes.
He said it himself, “never take Karl Lagerfeld too seriously.”
On short, ugly people: “Life is not a beauty contest, some [ugly people] are great. What I hate is n*sty, ugly people … the worst is ugly, short men. Women can be short, but for men it is impossible. It is something that they will not forgive in life … they are mean and they want to kill you.”