Karl Lagerfeld Uses 60s Black Empowerment Slogan to Describe a Chanel Jacket

We were worried yesterday, when the latest Karl Lagerfeld interview to come our way seemed so rational, so sane, so lacking in Karlisms. Had the Kaiser lost his touch? Today, our fears are assuaged.
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We were worried yesterday, when the latest Karl Lagerfeld interview to come our way seemed so rational, so sane, so lacking in Karlisms. Had the Kaiser lost his touch? Today, our fears are assuaged.
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We were worried yesterday, when the latest Karl Lagerfeld interview to come our way seemed so rational, so sane, so lacking in Karlisms. Had the Kaiser lost his touch?

Today, our fears are assuaged. At the opening of Chanel's Little Black Jacket exhibit in Paris, he mused about the jacket, telling WWD:

“This is like our jean, our T-shirt...Black is a very becoming color on most people, always elegant,” he said, winking behind his velvety black sunglasses. “Black is beautiful, as they used to say in America.”

Totally. The 1960s cultural movement to embrace natural black features as beautiful is just like Chanel jackets.