Karl Lagerfeld Doesn’t Work Hard

Karl Lagerfeld
Karl Lagerfeld Photo: Owen Hoffmann/? Patrick McMullan

At the conclusion of his interview with the Independent, Karl had a simple request: “Please don’t say I work hard. Nobody is forced to do this job and if they don’t like it, they should do another one. If it’s too much, do something else. But don’t start doing it and then say, ‘Aaaah, it’s too much’ … Then, suddenly, they become artists. They are too weak. Too fragile. Non. We have to be tough. We cannot talk about our suffering. People buy dresses to be happy, not to hear about somebody who suffered over a piece of taffeta.”