Karl Lagerfeld Admits 'Nobody Needs' Chanel

Despite our best justifications to the contrary, we know that no one really needs a Chanel 2.55 bag. In fact not even Karl Lagerfeld himself is fooled into thinking his luxe designs are necessities.
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Despite our best justifications to the contrary, we know that no one really needs a Chanel 2.55 bag. In fact not even Karl Lagerfeld himself is fooled into thinking his luxe designs are necessities.
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Despite our best justifications to the contrary, we know that no one really needs a Chanel 2.55 bag. In fact, not even Karl Lagerfeld himself is fooled into thinking his luxe designs are necessities.

During an interview on BBC Radio 4's Today programme (via the Telegraph), Lagerfeld said of the luxury brands he designs for, "we create a product nobody needs but people want."

Not exactly surprising coming from the man who designed a giant hula hoop bag.

And, according to Karl, the less you need something, the more you'll spend.

"You spend more for what you really want," he said. "Some boring things you need: an ugly old car can wait, but if you have a new fashion item it cannot wait. We live on this whole idea."

So true. I mean who needs a car or rent money or groceries when you can just buy Chanel instead?