In His Words: Karl Lagerfeld’s Most Memorable Interviews & Quotes

On Tuesday, news broke that Karl Lagerfeld died in Paris at the age of 85. The revered designer was a mainstay in an industry where creative directors move between fashion houses like musical chairs. Lagerfeld has held his role at Chanel since 1983, while also working at Fendi as the creative director of furs and ready-to-wear.In a statement to WWD, Bruno Pavlovsky, president of fashion at Chanel, said: “Fashion show after fashion show, collection after collection, Karl Lagerfeld left his mark on the legend of Gabrielle Chanel and the history of the house of Chanel. He steadfastly promoted the talent and expertise of Chanel’s ateliers and Métiers d’Art, allowing this exceptional know-how to shine throughout the world. The greatest tribute we can pay today is to continue to follow the path he traced by – to quote Karl – ‘continuing to embrace the present and invent the future.’”But this fashion and pop cultural icon was never just about his clothes. An always-outspoken