You're So Vain: Karl Lagerfeld's Ex-Assistant Publishes Tell-All

06/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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Titled Merci Karl!, the book, as Maillard puts it, intends to reveal "a different side" of Lagerfeld. Specifically, the side that "needs an eternity to get ready in the morning," Maillard told Germany's Spiegel. As for the distinct narcissism: "he takes photos of himself at every photo shoot and puts them everywhere. He surrounds himself with a kind of royal court, nobody disagrees with him."

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