Topic: Designers Say The Darndest Things

20 Things Karl Lagerfeld Hates

20 Things Karl Lagerfeld Hates

This week we learned that Karl Lagerfeld hates Michelle Obama‘s new bangs, despite otherwise being a huge fan of “Madame Obama,” indicating (once again) that the only thing Lagerfeld loves more than insulting random people is couching faint praise in backhanded compliments. In the wake of his recent mouth-running scandals–with Adele and Pippa Middleton–we decided to take stock of the Chanel designer’s long and storied history of hating stuff. So, here’s a bunch of Karl Lagerfeld quotes pertaining to all the things he dislikes, including but not limited to ugly babies, babies in general, Greek people and the smell of food. More »

Part Two: I Worked In Fashion For One Whole Year And Survived (Barely)

Part Two: I Worked In Fashion For One Whole Year And Survived (Barely)

Yesterday, I started part one of my two part piece on my year in fashion. Although I could delve into just how evil my boss J was or how he was one of the biggest divas I had ever met or how whenever he yelled at me he’d then corner me in the supply closet to “reassure” me that he did actually love me, need me and as he told his wife, supposedly, could never live without me, this isn’t The Devil Wears Prada type of story. No, this one is about P, the fashion designer from hell. More »

Designers Say The Darndest Things: Tom Ford Was Hospitalized By Cucumbers As A Teenager

Designers Say The Darndest Things: Tom Ford Was Hospitalized By Cucumbers As A Teenager

Our beloved Tom Ford is launching a fullscale beauty and skincare collection. This is really exciting news to anyone who has ever shelled out $50 for his lipsticks, because one swipe can actually compel a woman to believe this is a reasonable price for such a thing. Anyway, Ford sat down with WWD to discuss the origin and development of the collection and ended up sharing a funny story about a cucumber-related hospitalization that was a byproduct of teenage vanity: More »

Karl Lagerfeld Slams Balmain, Dislikes Thongs, Doesn’t Cry Ever and More

Karl Lagerfeld Slams Balmain, Dislikes Thongs, Doesn't Cry Ever and More

Karl Lagerfeld has some short films about ice cream to promote. Thus, the W editors blog had the supreme honor of spending 30 (presumably terrifying and exhilarating) minutes with the inimitable Kaiser and, per usual, he said some pretty righteous stuff. Head to W for the complete interview–because obviously everything he said was awesomely confounding–but we rounded up our top ten favorites anyway. Here he offers his thoughts on who should follow Galliano at Dior, why it doesn’t matter who takes over Balmain, the last time he cried and so much more. More »