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Designer Lagerfeld's 5 Best Q&A Responses

Fashion designer is a big, big fan of his cat
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2015 5:05 PM CDT

(Newser) Never-(ever-ever)-not-interesting fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld did a Q&A with New York magazine last night while he was in New York presenting a new collection. Our five favorite responses:

  • In response to "You've been doing collections all over the world": "Let’s not exaggerate. The world is very big."
  • In response to "What are you reading?": "I will not talk about that. ... It’s for my private use, and not for making people say, Oh, how clever this stupid man is."

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  • In response to "Do you watch movies or TV?": "I don’t go to movie theaters because I don’t want to be photographed by strangers. People bother me wherever I go."
  • In response to a question about what he planned to do while in New York: "Nothing. I see nothing, I do nothing, I do everything from my room in the Mercer, working at my desk on things with [cat] Choupette keeping me company—I don’t force her, by the way. She comes naturally."
  • His longest response, in fact, was to a question about said cat, who stayed in her own room with her own maid (one of two that serve her). Sample line: "She did two jobs and made 3 million euros last year. One was for cars in Germany and the other was for a Japanese beauty product. I don’t allow her to do foodstuffs and things like this. She’s too sophisticated for that. She had something unique. She is like a human being, but the good thing is that she’s silent. You don’t have to discuss it. She hates other animals and she hates children."
There's more where that came from; read the full Q&A here. (Read more Karl Lagerfeld stories.)

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