Karl Lagerfeld, t he creative director for both Chanel and Fendi, is perhaps the world's most quotable fashion designer.
Critical, dramatic, and obsessed with his spoiled cat Choupette, there's a polarizing Lagerfeld quote out there for almost every occasion.
The best Lagerfeld-isms are now available in the form of a coffee table book.
To compile the glossy hardcover, " The World According To Karl ," editors Patrick Mauriès and Jean-Christophe Napias combed through thousands of French, American, and British interviews with the designer and documentaries about his life to find his choicest quotes .
Here are some of our favorites, on everything from fashion to raising children:
On Having Kids: "I never wanted to have children. Because if a child didn't do as well as me, I wouldn't have loved it, and if did better than me I wouldn't have loved it either."
On Revenge: "I know revenge is mean and horrible, but I see no reason why I shouldn't do something back if somebody has done something bad to me. When people think it's all forgotten, I pull the chair away — maybe 10 years later."
On Beauty: "I'm surrounded by young and beautiful people. I hate looking at ugliness."
On Food: "I don't need to shop for food because I never eat."
On Fashion: "Trendy is the last stage before tacky."
On Sweat Pants: "Jogging pants are a sign of defeat. You've lost control of your life, so you go out in jogging pants.
On Russian Men: "If I were a Russian woman I'd be a lesbian. Russian men are not very good-looking."
On Men In General: "I hate small men. They're the most wicked, bitter, and vindictive kind there is."
On His Famous Sunglasses: "I never go out without my notorious dark glasses. I like to see, not to be observed."
And On Himself: "Normal people think I'm insane."
Check out the rest and buy a copy of "The World According to Karl" from publisher Flammarion here.
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