by Lester Brathwaite on
Fashion is as famous for its outsized personalities as its outsized skirts. The drama of a neckline is birthed — loudly, and often involving an unceremonious firing — by a complicated genius no one could hope to understand…let alone care to try to understand. Below are five profiles in the kind of batshit crazy you just can’t teach. This elegance is learned, kids.
“His look is an extremely conscious metaphor for his philosophy of fashion and life: Here, watch as I bring together the old, in my tall eighteenth-century collar and bizarre powdered hair, with the new, as seen in my ponytail and $2,500 Agatha leather pants, ‘the most expensive leather pants in the world,’ he declares, with a laugh exactly like Count Chocula’s in its length and ridiculousness.”
—on Karl Lagerfeld and how to craft a professional image
from Karl Lagerfeld, Boy Prince of Fashion, Vanessa Grigoriadis