The World According to Karl

The World According to Karl

The Wit and Wisdom of Karl Lagerfeld

  1. Foreword by Patrick Mauriès
  2. Edited by Jean-Christophe Napias
  • ISBN 9780500517116
  • 23.70 x 15.50 cm
  • PLC (no jacket)
  • 176pp
  • Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • First published 2013

The wit and wisdom of Karl Lagerfeld: fashion’s sharpest pin

‘Cultivated, unpredictable and sometimes shocking, Lagerfeld’s words are impossible to ignore’ – The Daily Mail
‘Lagerfeld has a mercurial, sometimes devastating way with words’ – The Spectator
‘A whole book of humorous, sharp, and often contradictory quotes … one of a kind musings on the bonkers world of fashion … a must read for fashionistas and culture junkies alike’ – Cent Magazine
‘Mr. Lagerfeld, you’re a genius ...’– Marie Claire

The World According to Karl Lagerfeld
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Karl Lagerfeld is a modern master of couture. He is also famously outspoken: his wise, surprising statements pop up like offbeat news flashes. This collection of quotations pays homage to the legendary éminence grise of the fashion world. Lagerfeld’s pronouncements – on fashion, women, art, politics, love, and life high and low – are famously oracular, seized upon by fashionistas, acolytes and sages around the world.

Created with the full approval of the designer himself, this cornucopia of Lagerfeld’s maxims is required reading for us all today as we negotiate the trickiest curves of modern life.

Cultivated, unpredictable, provocative, sometimes shocking, Lagerfeld’s ‘bons mots’ are always impossible to ignore.

Jean-Christophe Napias is an author, translator and editor of books on dandies, dance music and camp culture. Sandrine Gulbenkian is director of Parigramme, a Parisian publishing house. Patrick Mauriès is a writer and publisher of many notable titles on fashion and design, including Jewelry by Chanel, also published by Thames & Hudson.