It’s a fact of life that some people in this world are simply superior—the Pope, Mother Teresa, and, of course, Karl Lagerfeld. The fashion icon is so superior, in fact, that it seems scientists are clamoring to test his genes to unlock the secrets to his staggering success and eternal youth.
In all seriousness, he is pretty incredible: At 82 years old, the man oversees three major fashion labels (Chanel, Fendi, and his eponymous brand), designs seven collections a year, and often jumps behind the camera to shoot his own campaigns. Pepper in other projects like art exhibits, inspiring Barbie dolls and books, and dedicated cat maintenance, and it’s totally justifiable to wonder what he’s been drinking.
“I was asked by somebody to [test my DNA]. Because they think I’m not normal,” Lagerfeld said in the November issue of British Vogue. “But I flatly refused. Unique pieces are unique pieces. But I think very flattering, huh? And also I was asked for skincare for men because they think I am remade. But I am not remade. I am all fake but not remade.”
In the interview, Karl also admitted that retirement is a foreign word—he’s locked into lifetime contracts with Fendi and Chanel and doesn’t plan on scaling back. “I think I’m pretty lucky that I can do what I like best in perfect conditions. I don’t have to fight with anybody. You know my contracts with Fendi and Chanel are for life? And I don’t feel tired at all. I hate slow people. Horrible.”
In typical Lagerfeld form, he also sounds off on how growing old alone when you’re rich is the ultimate luxury.
“If you are sick and old with no money then it must be hard, but in my case it is the height of luxury to be alone,” he said.
Does that mean we can look forward to a Chanel Spring 2026 collection in which Karl will stage a full-scale assisted living facility, complete with Chanel-branded wheelchairs, board games, and pill bottles?
Source: StyleCaster » Fashion News