the karl of it all

Frau Lagerfeld to Tiny Karl: ‘You Look Like an Old Dyke’

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“The other thing that doesn’t work on me is a hat,” the designer told the newly revived M magazine. “I love hats, in a way, but when I was a child, I’d wear Tyrolean hats, and my mother — I was something like eight — said to me, ‘You shouldn’t wear hats. You look like an old dyke.’ Do you say such things to children? She was quite funny, no?” Absolutely. A riot.

Karl Lagerfeld’s Mom Called Him ‘an Old Dyke’