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The Year According to Karl: Lagerfeld's Best Quotes of 2012

It seems that every year, Karl Lagerfeld becomes more outspoken. In fact, in 2012 it seemed that news wasn’t news until The Kaiser had weighed in--and weigh in he did. Read on for Lagerfeld's most memorable quotes of the year--from his rather sensible take on Alexander Wang's Balenciaga appointment to waxing poetic on "famous beauty" Choupette. Photos: Getty

It seems that every year, Karl Lagerfeld becomes

On Kate and



On the infamous Choupette:

“She is a

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