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Karl Lagerfeld has lifetime contracts with Chanel and Fendi

He's also not available for DNA testing, you guys

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 7 Oct 2015

Karl isn't leaving
Photo: Imaxtree.com

A man of few words but an inspiration to many, Karl Lagerfeld has built his career as one of the most iconic designers in the world ever since he took the post of Creative Director at Chanel in 1983. With his role at the fashion house and at Italian label Fendi, we've always wondered how he did it.

"I never mix them up in my mind. That is the secret of the story," explained Karl of working between both houses and for his eponymous label. "First of all, I prefer not to analyse why or why not. I have the feeling that when I am doing Fendi I am another person to when I am doing Chanel or my own line."

"I have no personality. I have three. I never ask myself questions. I try to find answers. It's a very pretentious line, no? I am in a way like a machine. I have electronic flashes, it's true," he added. "I think I'm pretty lucky that I can do what I like best in perfect conditions. I don't have to fight with anybody. You know my contracts with Fendi and Chanel are for life?"

Karl and Silvia Venturini Fendi at Fendi SS16 (Photo: Imaxtree.com)

We did not know that, Karl but now we do. The eccentric designer also revealed that he was asked to have his DNA tested by scientists. That's a little odd.

"I was asked by somebody to do this," he said. "Because they think I'm not normal. But I flatly refused. Unique pieces are unique pieces. But I think very flattering, huh? And also I was asked for skincare for men because they think I am remade. But I am not remade. I am all fake but not remade."

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