17 Fashion & Beauty Quotes From Karl Largerfeld That Will Keep You On Track


Celebrities, models, and the entire fashion industry are still mourning the death of fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld. Died yesterday in Paris at the age of 85, the German creative director of Chanel and Fendi will remain one of the most iconic designers the world has ever had. His creative and inimitable works can speak for itself and will continue to linger in the minds of fashion enthusiasts, and let us not even get started with his exquisite collections he’s created over the years or his epic fashion shows

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In fact, as a successful fashion designer who started his career in the 1950s, Largerfeld’s impact cannot be overemphasized and this ranges from his outspoken opinions, positive impact on young and upcoming models, and his witty fashion advice. So here, we’re taking a look back at his fashion & beauty quotes that will continue to keep you on track.

 “One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a little black dress”

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

“Don’t use expensive clothes as a screen for your personal doubts. Be proud of yourself and not only because you wear expensive designer clothes. They are great, but lots of people are happy without them.”

“The woman is the most perfect doll that I have dressed with delight and admiration”

“Don’t dress to kill, dress to survive.”

“Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.”

“Trendy is the last stage before tacky.”

“I am a fashion person, and fashion is not only about clothes—it’s about all kinds of change.”

“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.”

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“Luxury bags make your life more pleasant, make you dream, give you confidence, and show your neighbors you’re doing well.”

“I’m very impeccable and clean before I go to bed. When I was a child, my mother always told me that you could wake up in the middle of the night and be deathly sick, so you always have to be impeccable. I laugh about it now, but I think everyone should go to bed like they have a date at the door.”

“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.”

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I don’t standard beauty — there is no beauty without strangeness.”

“Beauty with character ages better than perfection.”

“Beauty is also submitted to the taste of time, so a beautiful woman from the Belle Epoch is not exactly the beauty of today, so beauty is something that changes with time.”

“Some models who aren’t the most beautiful end up becoming the greatest of all time.”

“Elegance is an attitude.”



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  1. Such an iconic man! What a loss to the fashion industry, and world at large.

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