Karl Lagerfeld Calls Selfies 'Electronic Masturbation'


Fresh off his very popular sneakers-in-supermarkets fashion show, Karl Lagerfeld, the expert on all things cool, has weighed in on selfies, being “sloppy” and tattoos.

In an interview with Guardian writer Imogen Fox, Lagerfeld does his usual thing, giving up many choice quotes on things he doesn’t like. While Fox writes that these soundbites are “an effort to get people to focus on the tantalising titbits and ignore the real man,” that doesn’t make them any less entertainingly daft. Take Lagerfeld’s notes on being messy:

“to be sloppy after 25 is a problem. You have to be really fresh to wear stuff that doesn’t look fresh”

Or tattoos:

“it’s like sleeping in a printed T-shirt, you will never get clean again”

Or other fashion designers:

“tell me, why do former young designers who are now in their middle 40s have to redo the 1960s and 70s. Why they cannot invent fashion for today?”

Finally, selfies:

“They are this horrible thing where you are distorted. The chin is too big, the head is too small. No, this is electronic masturbation.”

Image via Francois Durand/Getty

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