At 17:00 in the Respublika store in Tsvetnoy department store, Marie Claire and the Slovo publishing house will present the book Karl Lagerfeld. The wisdom of life. Philosophy of Style”.
At the presentation, Olga Zaretskaya, editor-in-chief of the magazine Marie Claire, and Elena Agapova, a marketer of the Slovo publishing house, spoke about some facts from Karl's life and the stages of preparing the book for publication. Elena noted that it was an unusual project for them. In publishing, it is considered a formality to send a translation of a book to the owner for approval, but not in the case of Karl Lagerfeld. The Russian version was personally translated for him and he made many changes so that the meaning of his humor would not be distorted in the book. Also, there were doubts about jokes about gay people, especially after the tightening of Russian legislation. But the publisher insisted that they remain in the book. And Olga Zaretskaya told the guests of the "Respublika" about Karl himself. For example, despite his austere image, attention to detail and pedantry,he is a very sociable person in life - he loves to joke, sarcastically and invent.
The book presents his statements, grouped according to various topics - life through the eyes of Karl, fashion through the eyes of Karl, style through the eyes of Karl, Karl through the eyes of Karl and many other "Carlisms". Here are just a few of them:
Be happy? - No, I'm not that ambitious.
I'm a walking cake
I'm my own iPad
I'm one of a kind
I'm a great scanner
I'm doing something new, not proud of
what I have done I'm not so scary
I'm at my disposal
I'm a born loner
I will not say that I consider myself kind, but it could be worse
I love that people might think I'm angry. I think I'm a nice guy.
I am superficial, but I have a large surface.
I have no desire to become normal.
Chanel's goal was to become a "decent" woman. However, at some point, "decency" becomes synonymous with boredom - and with boredom I have to fight a war. I must contrast her with the image of the "mischievous" Chanel, our contemporary, who has nothing to do with the past, because the past is an abstraction. Treating the past as a reality to be reckoned with will kill you.
My job is not to prolong the life of the Chanel suit, but to keep it ALIVE.
At the age of 14, I decided to start smoking, in imitation of my mother, who smoked like a steam locomotive. I wanted to smoke to be considered an adult. But my mother said: "You shouldn't smoke, because your hands are not very beautiful, and when you smoke, you draw attention to them."
After my father died, my mother sold the house and sent me furniture from my room, which I still have. I said: "But my diary was in the secretary!" And she replied: "I threw it away. Does everyone need to know that you were an idiot?"