I found Lagerfeld (in interviews, but also his personal brand) to personify the worst cliches of the fashion industry. Not just pretentiousness, but insufferably so—lacking a sense of humor about both himself and the fashion industry. It’s as if someone smarter than Lagerfeld (my guess would be his mother) did him the disservice at an early age of telling him (mistakenly) that because he had a sense of style that he was also clever about people—in the way that Coco Chanel and Diana Vreeland actually were. (He wasn’t). His comments about things other than clothes reflect a plodding, pedestrian sense of the world. Even by fashion’s standards he seemed out of touch. Lagerfeld is known for uttering such gems as “Adele is a bit too fat,” and “I’m
not ugly enough to be a feminist,” etc...
Oscar Wilde without the psychological acuity or depth. Or writing talent. And his own strictly-enforced self-imposed dress code? Imagine Prince’s sense of fashion minus musical talent. Donatella Versace without the family connections. Like most people without an apparent sense of humor about themselves, imperial and ridiculous. Trumpesque. To me he looked like an extra fired from the set of Interview with a Vampire. #RIPKARLLAGERFELD
and all that, but we all can’t be fans. #mugatu #rip
#ripkarllagerfeld #fashion #zoolander #fashionvictim #dianavreeland #cocochanel #chanel
#style #womensfashion #adele #stayinyourlane