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The World According to Karl

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Karl Lagerfeld's quick wit and silver tongue are as notorious as Chanel's quilted handbag. This book is a cornucopia of his Karlisms: cultivated, unpredictable, provocative, sometimes shocking, but always impossible to ignore. Karl Lagerfeld is a modern master of couture. While simultaneously running Chanel, Fendi, and his own eponymous fashion house, he has consistently r ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published September 17th 2013 by Flammarion
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Lagerfeld has always struck me as a rather odd creature, so it was interesting to read this cherry-picked collection of his quotes. They provide an insight into the often contradictory psyche of one of fashion's powerhouses and even more so into what drives the man behind the powerhouse. Karl admits it himself, that he is his own puppet master, and that he has built his personae into something legendary and completely outside of himself. It reminds me of similar ideas propagated about Alice Coop ...more
Maria Pantazopoulou
Full of brilliant, provoking, and entertaining quotes. Also, an extremely elegant and well-designed book!
funny, witty, contradictory
Tom Garvey
Karl is a fascinating character. This is a quick and fun read. It leaves me confused at who the real Karl Lagerfeld is. Overall, I'm glad my new roommates recommended it to me.
BEAUTIFUL book. This is a unique layout and appearance. Quite apropos for the subject!
Fiona James
Karl's witticisms are so entertaining. This man knows himself deeply and exercises his control over his whole existence. I would love to visit his bookstore in Paris.
I love Karl Lagerfeld, and I knew I had to have this book for my shelves the second I found out about it. It also makes for a great coffee table book. Words fail me, really. I just think he's off-beat in the most amusing, splendid way.
Laura Cassin
The perfect coffee table book. The way Karl's mind works is intriguing and inspiring. The only downfall in my opinion is the price! A bit too pricey for the content it contains.
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Brillant, very personal and thought provoking.
Abbie Bursnell
An icon. An inspiration.
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Karl Lagerfeld (born Karl Otto Lagerfeldt) is widely recognized as one of the most influential fashion designers of the late 20th century. He has collaborated with a variety of different fashion labels, most notably Chanel but also Chloé and Fendi. Furthermore, he has his own labels, which he launched in the early 1980s, including perfume and clothing. He has also played a role in equipping leadin ...more
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