There’s an old joke that’s been around for years. It goes like this: If a nuclear bomb is dropped at some point in the future there will only be two things left on earth: cockroaches and Keith Richards. I would like to amend that to read “cockroaches, Keith Richards and Karl Lagerfeld.”
Karl Lagerfeld interviewed by Jessica Chastain at Alice Tully Hall in Manhattan
Frankly, I’m in awe of Lagerfeld. His incredible creativity, energy and workaholic approach to life is astounding. It seems as if he never stops. He was quite coy about his age for years – but now it seems he has thrown caution to the wind. Why not? What he’s doing right now is pretty remarkable. First of all:
LAGERFELD IS CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF CHANEL AND FENDI AS WELL AS HIS OWN FASHION LABEL…
plus he’s an artist and photographer. Each one of these pursuits is a career in itself. In a fascinating article that appeared in the 150th Anniversary Issue of Bazaar in November 2017 a number of insights about Lagerfeld are revealed.
For example, in this “As told to Christopher Tennant” piece Lagerfeld says,
“I have survived in the world pretty well, but that is mostly because I’m lucky. [Comment: I’m a big believer in luck – there are whole books written about this topic. I think it’s more important than most of us would like to believe.]
He notes that, “I have lifelong contracts at two billion-dollar companies, Fendi and Chanel, which gives me a level of freedom that – let’s be honest – nobody else in fashion really has.” He has been with Fendi for 52 years and Chanel for 35. Wow! Those are powerful numbers!
Shown: Fendi’s spectacular couture show celebrating the company’s 90th anniversary in Rome. A massive transparent runway was laid over the Trevi Fountain’s pool. Photo: Courtesy of Elle
Shown: Lagerfeld with the five Fendi sisters a number of years ago. Photo: Courtesy of Elle magazine.
Check Out These Revealing Comments from Lagerfeld
A Chanel ad in the Financial Times, “How to Spend It” 11/6/17
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I have always had a fondness for the storied and elegant Plaza Hotel in New York City. Back in the day I interviewed a delightful fashion editor in the Plaza’s famous Palm Court. I found the whole experience fascinating so when I came across an article about the history of the Plaza I started reading at once.
For 58 years, 89% of the astronauts have been men. And for 192 years, there were no women justices on the Supreme Court until Sandra Day O’Connor in 1981. In light of where we are today – these numbers are shocking.
In the five years that I’ve been writing these fashion blogs I’ve come to the conclusion that the creative heads of these worldwide companies have daunting, or almost impossible, daily jobs. The headline you see above came from Alessandro Michele who, in January 2015, became the creative director of Gucci, the company that was founded in Florence, Italy in 1921 and currently has 500 stores worldwide.
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