I am a living label. My name is LABELFELD not Lagerfeld
I hate to wear suspenders. I have the feeling I'm wearing a bra.
I like nothing better than concrete reality.
Don't dress to kill, dress to survive.
I throw everything away. The most important piece of furniture is the garbage can. I keep no archives.
I don’t want to be anyone’s fathers generation, grandfathers generation, I’m of no generation. I’m from every generation.
Happiness is like a fever. I don't take the temperature.
The last thing I'd do is define myself. Tomorrow I could be the opposite of what I am today.
Life isn't a beauty contest. Intelligence lasts, youth and beauty are seasonal.
Homage and respect can paralyse you. I'm here to reset the clock.
Fashion is like music: there are so many notes... You need to play around with them. We all have to make our own tune.
Je vis très bien avec moi même, c'est un ménage qui tient.
I have a sort of Alzheimer's for my own work, which I think is a very good thing. Today too many people remember what they did - just forget it all and start again.
Mon plus grand luxe est de n'avoir à me justifier auprès de personne.
I don't want to be my own souvenir or a typical symbol of the '60s. I'm from no generation, I'm part of no group, I'm totally floating and this is the whole story and why I can survive.
I have never learnt from anyone, I have only learnt from my mistakes.
I hate nothing more than "the good old days", it makes the present second-hand.
Think pink but don't wear it.
I like everything to be washable, myself included.
Shoes and accessories are important to me because with these everybody is model size.
I love to be creative all the time ... If not I would be bored and boredom is a crime.
Change is the healthiest way to survive.
I’m not interested in what I did. I’m just interested in what I’m doing, what can be inspired.
I design like I breathe. You don't ask to breathe. It just happens.
I never go out without my trademark dark glasses, I like to watch not to be watched.
I hate to wear several layers of clothes I have the feeling I'm wrapped.
Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality.
L'élégance n'est ni une question de porte manteau, ni une question de porte monnaie.
I think tatoos are horrible. It's like living in a Pucci dress full-time.
I'm a fashion person, and fashion is not only about clothes … it's about all kind of change.
Personality begins where comparison ends.
Le luxe, c'est la liberté d'esprit, l'indépendance, bref le politiquement incorrect.
I'm living my memoir, I don't need to write it.
Mon plus grand luxe est de n'avoir à me justifier auprès de personne
I love nothing permanent and definite
There is one thing I love on earth: to learn
Fashion is about two things: the evolution and the opposite.
Le politiquement correct, la préservation, je trouve ça assommant.
Je suis pour l'avis général d'une personne seule.
I know how annoying, impossible and hard to please I can be. I wouldn't recommend myself as a guest to anyone.
Je n'aime être que de passage. Je suis né dans un port, à Hambourg, dont ma mère disait: "C'est la porte du monde, mais ce n'est que la porte, alors dehors!"
Quand on fait de la mode, il faut aimer la mode. Quand je vois ces couturiers en baskets et vieux tee-shirts qui font des robes à des prix dingues, je prends ça pour de la malhonneteté intellectuelle.
The best things I've done in my life, I saw them in my sleep, this is why I have a sketch book in my bed.
If you put things away in a too tidy way, then you will only find what you are looking for. You will never be surprised, nor delighted by fortuitous discoveries.
If someone gives me a To-Do list, I say "Thank you, this is nice." One needs things to throw in the wastebasket.