Karl Lagerfeld – “Auf jung machen macht alt…”

Karl Lagerfeld in Milan, 2009

Karl Lagerfeld in Milan, 2009

Karl Lagerfeld, known for bon mots as well as fashion, claims “Auf jung machen macht alt” (Acting young makes you old).

This may sound odd coming from a man addicted to his trademark, wrinkle-hiding sunglasses and high collars (He once said: 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).

But he looks pretty sharp for a 77 year old and he’s surely right to warn against the affectations of youth.

Lagerfeld, also known as Kaiser Karl, was criticised for expressing disparaging remarks about curvy women, something he later tried to make up for by photographing one.

He claimed that anorexia is caused not by the beauty standards set by fashion but by psychological problems (People who have that [anorexia] have problems to do with family and things like that).

That sounds sort of half right.

Just like Auf jung machen macht alt, really.


Stella Tennant in Chanel bikini

Stella Tennant in Chanel bikini

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