10/11/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Shirley MacLaine On Coco Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, And Her Own "Sloppy" Style

Shirley MacLaine stars in "Coco Chanel," which airs this Saturday on Lifetime.

On what interested her about Coco Chanel:

Her contradictions. Her conflict between love and ambition. She never married. She was rude, hurtful. Many men were in love with her -- though I don't know why, because she was impossible. She was 73 when she got so popular, and she was always reinventing herself. I like that.

On her own sense of style:

I like senior-forgiving sloppy pants. I still wear sweat suits. I look like a real bag lady when I go to Starbucks with my dog and get my chai. I am so grateful that I now have a small hunk of Chanel wardrobe from the film that will go anywhere.

On Karl Lagerfeld:

He wanted me to come to Paris for a fitting, but I am sorry. No. If he takes off his sunglasses and the gloves, maybe I'll go to Paris.

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