If you have eight minutes of down time today, do yourself a favor and watch this video. In it, Karl Lagerfeld interviews himself about, well, himself. Sure, it’s probably an easy film-making technique, but we wouldn’t be a bit surprised if Karl actually has a klone of himself walking around to help him do things. Anyway, Net-a-Porter produced this video to go along with the launch of Karl by Karl Lagerfeld, which, in case you’ve been off the planet recently, is his new lower-priced line that launched on their site yesterday. The Karls talk muses (it’s not a “nice” word), improvisation (he never plans out what he’s going to say), and how to be chic (there are peasants in “poor rags” that are chic–if you have to ask, you’ll never be chic.) Most notably, he seems to get a dig in at Galliano, saying:
Don’t think you’re a victim of the system. I don’t believe in that at all. If somebody in this business thinks he’s a victim of the system…then he should be in another job. If the pressure is too big, do something else.
We rarely get to hear Karl express himself in his own voice, and here we get a double dose. It’s really charming and funny. Watch now–it will put you in a good mood: