Karl Lagerfeld Defends Fur, Talks Selfies

Last week Karl Lagerfeld announced at Milan Fashion Week that he is designing a ‘haute fourrure’ or couture fur for fur-centric brand, Fendi. The collection will be made for the July Paris Haute Couture Week. With this decision he has not only taken on the designs, but been put on the defensive as to his pro-fur position.

Image courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld via Instagram.

Lagerfeld understands that fur is a dangerous topic in fashion for a good reason and should be approached gently. He also understands that fur isn’t just a lavish accessory for consumers, but also an American industry that employs thousands.

"Who will pay for all the unemployment of the people if you suppress the industry of the fur? The hunters in the north for the sable, they have no other job, there is nothing else to do. Those organizations who are much against it, they are not Bill Gates,” Lager said to The New York Times.

The designer said that he never looks back, only forward and doesn’t even keep a catalogue of his own previous works. “In Germany, they made a huge exhibition of everything I did, Fendi, Chanel, Lagerfeld, Chloé and all that. I’m not even going to the show.”

His opinion on selfies: they’re a huge no-no. They are such a problem for him that he cannot walk on the public streets any more in an effort to combat showing up in someones selfie.

The mad designer doesn’t have plans on surrendering to retirement any time soon, so expect much more in the future from one of fashion’s most creative and controversial.
Blaine  Fuller
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