melanie friedman

The World According To Karl

This coming September The World According To Karl  will be due to hit bookstores, iPads, and Kindles (however you can pre-order it now). The book is dedicated to the quotes of the iconic, brilliant, and notoriously outspoken Chanel designer. Whenever I stumble upon a quote from the fabulously matter-of-fact man, I’m able to relate to him instead of finding his words scandalous. 39 frequently reminds me to tame or rephrase certain statements I that I plan to make that cover a risque, frowned upon, or “touchy” subject. “Adele, Pippa Middleton, and Michelle Obama have all felt the effects of his brutal honesty in recent months, and it seems that no topic is considered too taboo for him to comment on - a fact that will undoubtedly make for entertaining reading” (SARAH KARMALI).

Some of my favorite Karl Lagerfeld quotes… omg these are really amazing.. for those of you who are sensitive/conservative don’t read any further:

  • “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants." 
  • "Life is not a beauty contest, some [ugly people] are great. What I hate is nasty, 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.”
  • On Andy Warhol: 
    “I shouldn’t say this, but physically he was quite repulsive." 
  • "I don’t know Heidi Klum. She was never known in France. Claudia Schiffer also doesn’t know who she is."On women who object to seeing thin models in fashion magazines: 
  • "They are fat mummies sitting with their bags of crisps in front of the television, saying that thin models are ugly”.
  • On dieting: 
    “The body has to be impeccable. If it’s not, buy small sizes and eat less food.”

These quotes honestly made me worship him more. All hail King Karl! xx19