Karl Lagerfeld Doesn't Really Seem to Know How Old He Is

Karl Lagerfeld may know exactly how old (to the day) his cat is, but when it comes to his own age, things get a little fuzzy.
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Karl Lagerfeld may know exactly how old (to the day) his cat is, but when it comes to his own age, things get a little fuzzy.
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Karl Lagerfeld may know exactly how old (to the day) his cat is, but when it comes to his own age, things get a little fuzzy.

Apparently, Karl Lagerfeld's true age has always been shrouded in mystery. Wikipedia says he's 79, born in 1933. However, he reportedly celebrated his 70th birthday in 2008, meaning he would have been born in 1938.

Now, he's reportedly told Paris Match that he's actually 77 (meaning he was actually born in 1935), thereby revealing his true age, according to the Huffington Post.

But we're not so sure. Here's what he apparently said of his range in birth years, as translated by HuffPo: "My mother had changed the date. It was easier to make a three or an eight," Karl said. "I learned after my mother died, and I do not know why she did it."

Neither do we. Nor do we know what "it was easier to make a 3 or an 8" means.

Add this to the long list of things about Karl Lagerfeld that we'll just never understand.