For the lone fashion onlooker who might have confused him with a shrinking violet, Karl Lagerfeld is about to set you straight. The designer knows exactly how influential he is. In the new issue of Monocle (via Style.com), he tells editor Tyler Brûlé, “Apparently 95 percent of people who buy certain brands don’t even know who the designer is. Apparently I am an exception, I was told.” In all ways, Karl. In all ways.
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