An ode to Karl Lagerfeld via his most memorable quotes

Inimitable, formidable and unforgettable, Karl Lagerfeld was one of the greatest talents to ever grace fashion's hallowed catwalks. His exquisite creations - and of course, his razor-sharp quips - will live on forever. RIP Karl, and thanks for the quotes...
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An ode to Karl Lagerfeld via his most memorable quotes

Karl's final bow at the Chanel 2018/19 Metiers d'Art Paris - New York show in December

“I’m very much down to earth, just not this earth.”

"Vanity is the healthiest thing in life."

"If you throw money out of the window throw it out with joy. Don’t say: 'one shouldn’t do that' - that is bourgeois."

"Be politically correct, but please don't bother other people with conversation about being politically correct, because that's the end of everything. You want to create boredom? Be politically correct in your conversation."

"Chic is a kind of mayonnaise, either it tastes, or it doesn't."

"Life is not a beauty contest, some [ugly people] are great. What I hate is nasty, ugly people. The worst is ugly short men. Women can be short, but for men it is impossible. It is something that they will not forgive in life - they are mean and they want to kill you."

“I lost 200lb to wear suits by Hedi Slimane."

“Never use the word “cheap”. Today everybody can look chic in inexpensive clothes (the rich buy them too). There is good clothing design on every level today. You can be the chicest thing in the world in a T-shirt and jeans — it’s up to you.”

"The iPod is genius. I have 300."

"I have no human feelings."

“Dieting is the only game where you win when you lose!”

"I am like a caricature of myself, and I like that. It is like a mask. And for me the Carnival of Venice lasts all year long."

"I send notes. I'm not a chambermaid whom you can ring at every moment. Today, you know, most people act like they work at a switchboard in a hotel."

"I hate intellectual conversation with intellectuals because I only care about my opinion."

"I think tattoos are horrible. It's like living in a Pucci dress full-time."

"You know, personally, I don't even think I'm that famous. Now, Choupette really is famous. She has become the most famous cat in the world. I even get propositioned by pet food companies and things like that, but it's out of the question. I'm commercial. She's not. She's spoiled to death. Obviously."

“A respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul”

Photos: Courtesy of Chanel and Instagram