Karl Lagerfeld interviews Carine Roitfeld for Interview magazine….
“I think that something needs to be weird in order to have a real beauty. Beauty can be quite boring, especially if you’re talking about beauty that doesn’t last.”
“Imitation always stinks. When I take photos, I don’t go back. I don’t look at the past. I’m always original. In photo shoots, I rely on instinct”
” I hate people who over intellectualize. It bores me deeply.”
“Clothing is always a tool that helps me take a picture. But it’s never about the clothing”.
” I think, in many ways, certain people sought me out maybe because they liked my body language or they liked the way I wore a slit skirt, the way I cross my legs or carry my purse. It’s quite inspiring to play the seduction card”
“It’s very complicated. We archived everything. You have people archiving stuff for you, keeping track. It’s a lot like going to see a psychiatrist.” On compiling her work for her new book.
“What’s funny is that people say I have ticks. I didn’t think I had tics, that I didn’t repeat. But there are certain tics that appear in the book. I love black lingerie and white shoes and I love knives. I am afraid of blood, but for some reason often I put blood in my photos . . . I don’t know why. Maybe I used to love chopping up the cat’s food when I was a little girl.”
“Because of all of these blogs, several people recognize me on the street. People see me everywhere. I mean, before, this concept of editor-as-star didn’t exist, so nobody recognized you. Nobody was talking about you. Now, people want to know everything, and so they put you in the limelight. ”
“You’re more like a rock star.” To Karl Lagerfeld
“Yes, it’s very strange. I will never understand it. It’s very bizarre. I do not sing. I do not perform in film. Yet I can’t even cross the street.” Replies King Karl
Read the entire interview here at Interviewmagazine.com