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Karl Lagerfeld Walked Among the Common Folk

Photo: Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

Yesterday, Karl Lagerfeld went for a stroll outside, where normal people could gaze upon him and even touch him if they wanted to (and asked his bodyguard nicely). Granted, he was in St. Tropez, which has a pretty high bar when it comes to pedestrians, but he attracted stares and giggles nonetheless. Just in case the crowds got unruly, his right-hand man and sometimes-model Sébastien Jondeau stuck to his side the whole time.

Karl and Sebastien, ALMOST holding hands. Photo: Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

During the course of his little tour, Karl came upon unsightly things, like tourists, denim shorts (not the nice kind), visible bra straps, and tennis shoes. He took it like a champ, and kept his sunglasses on to hide his disgust, although his pursed lips were still visible.

Oh, hello. Photo: Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

Still, he was friendly to some of his admirers, and even allowed this lady to clasp his gloved hand.

Pleased to make your acquaintance. Photo: Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

At one point, he sneaked off his sunglasses for a split second, but replaced them before we could see into his soul.

Peekaboo! Photo: Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

Finally, he had enough and retreated to the privacy of his roped-off Rolls Royce. Normalcy is so exhausting!

The end. Photo: Marc Piasecki/Getty Images
Karl Lagerfeld Walked Among the Common Folk