Karl Lagerfeld Thinks Your Social Media, Selfies Are Really Sad

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Hate to break it to you.
Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

If there's one figure in the fashion world whose sound bites consistently make us chuckle, it's Karl Lagerfeld. The 81-year-old designer is never afraid to tell it like it is, making for some seriously funny (if not harsh) commentary in his interviews. 

Now, the Kaiser has a new place to share his thoughts with the world at large: WWD has learned that Lagerfeld will begin publishing a satirical newspaper called The Karl Daily beginning later this month — perhaps in time for Paris Fashion Week? — that will include the designer's sketches, photography and information on upcoming product releases, with a large helping of his signature sarcasm and humor.

The paper will be distributed in Europe and Asia to start, and he decided to start the new venture as a celebration of his favorite publishing medium. He isn't a fan of fashion blogs, and one place you will definitely never see Lagerfeld sharing his famous quips? Over social media.

"I don’t do it for personal reasons because I don’t want anybody to get inside my private life," Lagerfeld explained to WWD. "I have no desire to share anything with unknown persons."

His scathing rant continued, and if you're a frequent selfie poster, you might want to brace yourself: "Those social networks, there’s something sad about them. Is it because they don’t have enough knowledge about friends and people? I don’t understand it. It’s like a talkative mirror where people talk to themselves. And what I hate most in life is selfies."

Ouch. Well, at least you can take solace in the fact that his Twitter-famous cat, Choupette, doesn't agree.