venerdì 9 settembre 2011
Karl Lagerfeld interviewed and when he open up is unstoppable..
At a suite in the Mercer Hotel Karl Lagerfeld was intervewed by style.com about subjects as varied as “ugly hats” at the royal wedding, the similarities between the iPad and sixteenth-century engraving, and why it is that he simply must have a leather-gloved hand in everything.
Here the parts of the interview I like the most..
Of what he learned about Macy’s:
I learned a lot of things, [but] the work of the American department store is something I knew quite well from the past. They made European designers in America, because [these designers] had no advertising. It was not like today. They made the shows, and really promoted them, and educated the American public about European design. That was another world, another time. But that does not diminish my sympathy for department stores.
If he get tired of people trying to peek behind his sunglasses:
You don’t ask a marionette what a marionette really thinks. I’m totally myself. I became 100 percent my image, so maybe there’s nothing else behind it. It’s like talking heads
He thinks that:
T-shirts for ten dollars are even more fashion today than expensive fashion.
He thinks that "TV didn’t kill theater" and "It's childish, in a way, being so over-obsessed":
Sometimes I see things and I don’t have a camera with me. And you can never come back five minutes later because it’s not the same. To be there all the time—I mean, I have an iPhone and an iPad with a camera, but I use them very little, because I like photography. But photography for me is business. I have a studio with five full-time assistants to do all our campaigns—Chanel, Fendi, Dior Homme—and covers for CDs, editorial, whatever we do. In a way I’m lucky that I did that, because if I were only in fashion I would be isolated
He is not scared of being bored and he think of bored people - "“It’s right, you’re boring, too.”
He sleep only 7 Hours "without waking up" and that his secred
He likes if he's on TV but watching it is not his specialty:
prefer what I see in my mind—I get second-rate images delivered there for free. But I’m not too bad on TV. I commented on the English [royal] wedding for the [French] state channel. Normally they don’t have a huge audience, but with me doing it, we had nearly 50 percent and the others had only 30 and 20 percent. An event like that is fun to do because I can make jokes, and jokes of the lowest kind are not against my mentality. But I don’t want to do it all the time, hmm?
He never get tired of :
learning, looking, collecting information, images, things like this. It’s why I have 300,000 books. I never stopped buying them, because I prefer thick paper to screens, even if I use them
He thinks to be a bad example:
I never smoke, I never take drugs, I’m never drunk, because I like only what I’m doing—work, reading, learning, sketching, taking photos. For the rest, my lack of passion or interest for this kind of thing makes it perhaps too easy for me to judge others. I’m surrounded by people who drink and take drugs. It doesn’t bother me at all, even when I know it’s bad for them. I’m not teaching them.
Comment to the royal wedding:
the bad proportions, the ugly hats, the short skirts on fat legs.
And about royalty being a real-life fairy tale:
Royalty is very trendy, no? Now it’s in. It goes back to the very values you talked about before, you see? The old game coming back. People are excited by it. There is no political ideology for the moment, so they have to turn to something they can identify with.
In his "childish head" he miss to own an advertising agency.
Of what he thinks about Carine Roitfeld’s new phase:
She’s a very gifted person. Her greatest gift: The people she works with are more gifted when she’s around. She has something, I must admit, that nobody has. There’s something very feminine, very modern, very creative, very stimulating. In fact there is nobody like Carine Roitfeld. She is the French woman, in a way.
There are out there people who have a fax only because of him:
This morning I sketched things on the iPhone and I sent it to my Paris office and they printed it. In August I started iPad sketching, and I found a system that’s the same technique, if you really think about it, as engraving in the sixteenth and seventeenth century.
He doesn't like computers or the Internet, but he loves to sketch on iPad:
You take a photo with an iPad, you put it into a photocopy machine—not every machine, but some—and you get something that looks like a daguerrotype. It’s very strange. And the other day I made a cover story for Japanese Vogue, with Florence Welch—from Florence + the Machine, she’s divine—and I did it entirely with photomaton.
He likes to play with things—to make a better future, with a large element of the past. That’s his favorite line but if asked Is it yours?No, Goethe. I’m not that pretentious. If I have a line, it’s mine. But if it’s from somebody else, I give the name. Nothing is worse than people who quote, making believe they invented the quote. I think I have enough imaginations for a few funny quotes.
credit to http://www.style.com/stylefile/2011/09/karl-lagerfeld-opens-up/