25 Karl Lagerfeld Inspirational Quotes

25 Karl Lagerfeld Inspirational Quotes

Karl Lagerfeld. Born: 10th September 1933 and Died: 19th February 2019. He was a German creative director, fashion designer, poet and photographer.

He was best known as the creative director of the French fashion brand Chanel, a post held from 1983 to 2019, and was also creative director of the Italian fur and leather goods fashion brand Fendi and his own eponymous fashion label. He had worked on a variety of projects related to fashion and photography.

Karl Lagerfeld Quotes:

1. “Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.” Karl Lagerfeld

2. “People who do a job that claims to be creative have to be alone to recharge their batteries. You can’t live 24 hours a day in the spotlight and remain creative. For people like me, solitude is a victory.” Karl Lagerfeld

3. “People who say that yesterday was better than today are ultimately devaluing their own existence.” Karl Lagerfeld

4. “What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” Karl Lagerfeld

5. “Don’t look to the approval of others for your mental stability.” Karl Lagerfeld

6. “Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality.” Karl Lagerfeld

7. “The secret to modeling is not being perfect. What one needs is a face that people can identify in a second. You have to be given what’s needed by nature, and what’s needed is to bring something new.” Karl Lagerfeld

8.“Reinvent new combinations of what you already own. Improvise. Become more creative. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Evolution is the secret for the next step.” Karl Lagerfeld

9. “Youthfulness is about how you live not when you were born.” Karl Lagerfeld

10. “We need houses as we need clothes, architecture stimulates fashion. It’s like hunger and thirst — you need them both.” Karl Lagerfeld

11. “The elegance is as physical, as moral quality that has nothing in common with the clothing. You can see a countrywoman more elegant than one so called elegant woman.” Karl Lagerfeld

12. “The French say you get hungry when you’re eating, and I get inspired when I’m working. It’s my engine.” Karl Lagerfeld

13. “A respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul.” Karl Lagerfeld

14. “If you don’t daydream your life is a nightmare.” Karl Lagerfeld

15. “I’m never content with what I do. I live in a sort of permanent dissatisfaction. I think that’s the secret to doing things well.” Karl Lagerfeld

16. “Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose. I am the happy victim of books.” Karl Lagerfeld

17. “When people talk about the good old days, I say to people, ‘It’s not the days that are old, it’s you that’s old.’ I hate the good old days. What is important is that today is good.” Karl Lagerfeld

18. “I am a fashion person, and fashion is not only about clothes — it’s about all kinds of change.” Karl Lagerfeld

19. “Luxury bags make your life more pleasant, make you dream, give you confidence, and show your neighbors you are doing well.” Karl Lagerfeld

20. “It’s up to you to make every day as perfect as possible – it’s a question of will and discipline.” Karl Lagerfeld

21. “I’m not a marketing person. I don’t ask myself questions. I go by instinct.” Karl Lagerfeld

22. “When I did H&M everyone said don’t do it and it worked. When I took over Chanel everyone said to me don’t do it, it’s dead, it doesn’t work, it worked. So I better not listen to people and follow my instincts.” Karl Lagerfeld

23. “Change is the healthiest way to survive.” Karl Lagerfeld

24. “Black and white always looks modern, whatever that word means.” Karl Lagerfeld

25. “Luxury bags make your life more pleasant, make you dream, give you confidence, and show your neighbours you’re doing well.” Karl Lagerfeld