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    DescriptionKarl Lagerfeld's quick wit and silver tongue are as notorious as Chanel's quilted handbag. This book is a cornucopia of his Karlisms: cultivated, unpredictable, provocative, sometimes shocking, but always impossible to ignore. Karl Lagerfeld is a modern master of couture. While simultaneously running Chanel, Fendi, and his own eponymous fashion house, he has consistently re-invented trends on the catwalk and in the street for half a century. His wise, surprising statements pop up like offbeat news flashes and are regularly seized upon by fashionistas, acolytes, and sages the world over. Here, in his own deadpan words, are his exacting opinions on everything-from fashion, style, women, and Chanel to fame, life, and books. This is the ultimate repertoire of wit and wisdom from fashion's sharpest pin. "I only know how to play one role: me." "Think pink. But don't wear it." "I like everything to be washable, myself included." "Change is the healthiest way to survive." "I don't recommend myself as a guest." "There is one thing I love on earth: to learn."

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    The World According to Karl
    The Wit and Wisdom of Karl Lagerfeld
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Jean-Christophe Napias, Edited by Sandrine Gulbenkian, Illustrated by Charles Ameline, Foreword by Patrick Mauries
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 172
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 720 g
    ISBN 13: 9782080201706
    ISBN 10: 2080201700

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BEA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 19
    DC22: 746.92092, 646.3
    Libri: I-FG
    Ingram Subject Code: FG
    BIC subject category V2: AKT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T Approval Code: A97603600
    DC21: 646.3
    BISAC V2.8: DES005000, BIO001000
    B&T Approval Code: A06284048
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    B&T Approval Code: G45703600
    BISAC V2.8: PHO009000
    LC classification: TT505.L34 W67 2013
    LC subject heading:
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Flammarion-Pere Castor
    Imprint name
    Flammarion-Pere Castor
    Publication date
    17 September 2013
    Author Information
    Patrick Mauries, editor and author, has written more than thirty books including Jewelry by Chanel (2012). He has known Karl Lagerfeld since the beginning of his literary career. Jean-Christophe Napias is an author, translator, and editor of books on dandyism, dance music, camp culture, and Paris. Sandrine Gulbenkian is director of the French publisher Parigramme. Charles Ameline is a graphic designer and co-founder of Teto, a producer of textiles printed with original designs from contemporary illustrators.
    Review quote
    "If you are a Karl fan you need to run and not walk to get your hands on this book. If you are not a fan but have great respect for his accomplishments, you need to read this book." "New York Journal of Books" "Covering his thoughts on everything from life and fashion to children, the book takes its audience into the mind of one of fashion's most eccentric minds." "The Daily Beast"