Karl Lagerfeld: 'I Have No Idea Of What It Means To Take Yourself Seriously'

11/10/2010 01:03 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld spoke with Suzy Menkes as part of the International Herald Tribune's 10th annual luxury conference and Fashionologie has a roundup of the Kaiser's best quotes as posted to Twitter. Here's a few of our favorites:

  • On who the real Karl Lagerfeld is: "I am a cocktail."
  • On designing: "I love my job. I have no idea of what it means to take yourself seriously. You have to be detached."
  • On the pecking order at Chanel: "Nobody tells me what to do at Chanel...I am there to be used. I like to be used, but only in the way I think I should be used."
  • On ego: "People think I'm on an ego trip, but I'm not. I can get out of people what they want to express but can't."

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