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The World According to Karl (The World According To)

The Wit and Wisdom of Karl Lagerfeld

Jean-Christophe Napias, Sandrine Gulbenkian


Karl Lagerfeld’s legendary maxims in a fashionable gift format

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Karl Lagerfeld is a modern master of couture. He is also famously outspoken: his wise, surprising statements pop up like offbeat news flashes. This compact collection of quotations pays homage to the legendary éminence grise of the fashion world. Lagerfeld’s pronouncements – on fashion, women, art, politics, love, and life high and low – are famously oracular, seized upon by fashionistas, acolytes and sages around the world.

Created with the full approval of the designer himself, this cornucopia of Lagerfeld’s maxims is required reading for us all today as we negotiate the trickiest curves of modern life. Cultivated, unpredictable, provocative, sometimes shocking, Lagerfeld’s ‘bons mots’ are always impossible to ignore.

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'Lagerfeld has a mercurial, sometimes devastating way with words'

'Mr. Lagerfeld, you’re a genius'
Marie Claire

'Cultivated, unpredictable and sometimes shocking, Lagerfeld’s words are impossible to ignore'
Daily Mail

'One-of-a-kind musings on the bonkers world of fashion … a must read for fashionistas and culture junkies alike'
Cent Magazine

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 17.0 x 12.0 cm

Extent: 176 pp

Publication date: 20 September 2018

ISBN: 9780500293935

About the Author

Jean-Christophe Napias is an author, translator and editor of books on dandies, dance music and camp culture.

Sandrine Gulbenkian is director of Parigramme, a Parisian publishing house.

List of Contributors

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