🐺😍 #Repost from @davidonyc with @regram.app ... Self-portrait: Karl Lagerfeld. Numéro. More from Andre Leon Talley’s beautiful tribute to Karl in Vogue: Every moment with Karl was a master class in refinement: the way he decorated, the way he instructed his staff to dress a table, the way he always sent his friends the most beautiful wicker tubs of roses. His personal and highly original way of sartorial dress inspired me for decades. Many of the Met Gala capes I wore were made and designed by Karl at Chanel. When he first landed the job, he made for me and for himself, in the couture, a navy bouclé wool jacket with four pockets and a gold gilt chain inside to hold down the hem! I still have the jacket, and so many jackets and evening capes he designed just for me. No other men, until recently, had the privilege to wear Chanel couture clothes. One taupe silk court coat had two very valuable 18th-century buttons with diamonds he bought as a surprise for me.
Karl was a king in the world of fashion. Not long after he landed the job at Chanel in 1983 he flew me over from New York, paying for the hotel for a week, and I saw the first collection he made. With it, he created the paradigm that remained Chanel until his last couture collection, shown in January.
Like Chanel, the woman who laid the archetype, he couldn’t find anything nice to say about another fashion designer’s work, yet he knew from memory every Dior and Balenciaga collection, the entire evolution and history of each venerable house. I know people were impressed with our friendship and that carried a lot of weight in the industry. He was my surrogate brother.
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