Karl Lagerfeld Draws the Line at Condoms

Karl Lagerfeld has designed (or at least put his name on) everything from a pen to a helicopter to a confusing hotel art installation. Since there never seemed to be much of a common thread running through his many extra-curricular projects, we kind of figured there wasn't anything completely off the table. Apparently, we were wrong. Sort of.
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Karl Lagerfeld has designed (or at least put his name on) everything from a pen to a helicopter to a confusing hotel art installation. Since there never seemed to be much of a common thread running through his many extra-curricular projects, we kind of figured there wasn't anything completely off the table. Apparently, we were wrong. Sort of.
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Karl Lagerfeld has designed (or at least put his name on) everything from a pen to a helicopter to a confusing hotel art installation. Since there never seemed to be much of a common thread running through his many extra-curricular projects, we kind of figured there wasn't anything completely off the table. Apparently, we were wrong. Sort of.

When Madame Le Figaro (as translated by Stylelist) asked recently if there was anything Lagerfeld wouldn't put his name on, the designer replied "Toilet paper? Support stockings? Condoms?"

What's really crazy is that people probably would buy Karl Lagerfeld-branded condoms (Isaac Mizrahi and Opening Ceremony have put their names on rubbers in the past).

And Lagerfeld, perhaps realizing how many products bear his name already, started to backtrack, adding, "But maybe... You know, I am mainstream. This exclusivity, it's old-fashioned. The product has to defend itself."

In the same interview, Lagerfeld dismissed comparisons between himself and Andy Warhol:

I don't like it at all. First of all, my hair is mine! I knew him, I even shot for him. He was very nice but not funny at all. I admire what he's done; he became the king of pop culture whereas he was not a really good fashion artist, but I have nothing to do with him.

He has a point. We don't know first-hand whether or not Warhol was a funny guy, but there's no denying that Lagerfeld is one of the funniest people around.