Karl Lagerfeld Says He'll Never Retire, Calls People Who Work in Offices 'Boring'

At 79, most people are at least considering retiring--but not Karl Lagerfeld. The almost-octagerian is working more than ever--designing helicopters, decorating hotels and designing over 10 collections a year--and he has no plans of slowing down...ever. Why? "If I do [retire], I'll die and it'll all be finished," the designer told Edie Campbell during an interview for Vogue TV (which we saw on Vogue UK). Yikes.
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At 79, most people are at least considering retiring--but not Karl Lagerfeld. The almost-octagerian is working more than ever--designing helicopters, decorating hotels and designing over 10 collections a year--and he has no plans of slowing down...ever. Why? "If I do [retire], I'll die and it'll all be finished," the designer told Edie Campbell during an interview for Vogue TV (which we saw on Vogue UK). Yikes.
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At 79, most people are at least considering retiring--but not Karl Lagerfeld. The almost-octagerian is working more than ever--designing helicopters, decorating hotels and designing over 10 collections a year--and he has no plans of slowing down...ever. Why?

"If I do [retire], I'll die and it'll all be finished," the designer told Edie Campbell during an interview for Vogue TV (which we saw on Vogue UK). Yikes. Then he better keep working.

Lagerfeld continued:

"There's something boring about people who have to go to an office for a living. I wanted to do this job since I was a child. I love fashion. I'm lucky to work in the most perfect of conditions. I can do what I want in all kinds of areas. The expenses are not expenses. I would be stupid to stop that. Work is making a living out of being bored."

While we've got nothing against people who work in offices (obviously, because we are those people), we gotta hand it to Lagerfeld for his 'can't stop won't stop' 'tude. It's pretty impressive.