“I started with Chanel in 1982 with the first haute couture collection. When I took on Chanel, it was a sleeping beauty. Not even a beautiful one. She snored. But he owners knew that. That’s why they called me. They saw that respect doesn’t sell. Respect never works. So I was to revive a dead woman who most people believed to be definitively dead.” (Karl Lagerfeld in the “Lagerfeld Confidential” documentary, 2004)
This week, Karl Lagerfeld opened a new exhibition in Germany.