CNN International sat down with Karl Lagerfeld in Shanghai when he was there showing his Chanel pre-fall collection. The full interview won't air until December 23rd but they released a clip this morning. He doesn't remember if his first collection was booed because "back then press was unimportant." He also compares himself to a TV antenna. But our favorite quip comes when he's talking about work ethic: "Holidays on the beach are okay but don't tell us it's for inspiration, because you become dumb in the sun." So that's what happens in St. Barths, huh, Karl?
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