Karl Lagerfeld: "Clothes Tell The Truth" About Weight

Karl Lagerfeld once famously went through a "fat" phase, and now the Chanel designer is opening up on how he keeps tabs on his weight. He says he doesn't use a weighing scale but instead how he fits into Dior Homme. He says "clothes tell the truth" about weight gain: 

"I never had one button retouched [of Dior Homme]. It’s better than any bathroom scale, huh? Clothes tell the truth." 

Speaking on his famous ponytail hairstyle, Karl says it all came about because he basically doesn't like to style his hair or put effort into it: 

"When I was tired of the fashion for long, curly hair–because my hair was curly-I started to attach it. It was in 1976. So that means that I have had the ponytail for 35 or 36 years! Not bad, no? It’s the easiest hairdo. I’m not very gifted for hairdos. I don’t like gel and all those products. It’s perfect with this white powder, because my hair is not that white at all." 

Commenting on his hatred of tattoos, Karl jokes: 

"I think tattoos are horrible. It’s like living in a Pucci dress full-time. If you’re young and tight, maybe it’s OK, but…" 

Speaking on his job and making money, Karl says he isn't interested in the numbers, he simply enjoys the design process but doesn't care about making money for the company: 

"I never wanted to build a big empire. I am too superficial for that. I like the sketching, but I don’t want any responsibility for people. I don’t want to look at numbers. I know how to spend, I know how to make for my private use, but I am not interested to make money in terms of a company."

Karl during his "fat" phase

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