Sunday 18 February 2018

Karl Lagerfeld: Victoria Beckham is clever

Victoria Beckham with the Designer Brand award and Marc Jacobs at the 2011 British Fashion Awards at the Savoy, London. Photo: PA
Victoria Beckham with the Designer Brand award and Marc Jacobs at the 2011 British Fashion Awards at the Savoy, London. Photo: PA
Karl Lagerfeld
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Prime Minister David Cameron's wife Samantha Cameron (L) and designer Victoria Beckham attend the British Fashion Awards 2010 Cocktail Reception at The Savoy Hotel on December 7, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Victoria Beckham attends the 2011 WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit at The Plaza Hotel on November 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Karl Lagerfeld says Victoria Beckham’s designs are "not that bad".

The Chanel creative designer hinted he has been impressed with the singer-turned-designer’s work, before adding he likes her personality.

Photos: Victoria Beckham spring 2012

He also complimented Alexander McQueen head Sarah Burton for her outstanding work since the designer’s death.

“Not that bad,” he told British newspaper The Times when asked about Victoria’s fashion range. “Victoria Beckham is a clever girl. I knew her when she was a Spice Girl. She’s very clever and very funny. And I think a guy like David [Beckham, her husband] needed a woman like this. She is tough, fun and clever.

“I must say, the girl who took over McQueen [Sarah Burton] is kind of a genius. I like what she does.”

Talking about his own incredible career, Karl claimed that he is disliked by his own generation.

He thinks nostalgia inhibits success and he doesn’t work or socialise with people of his own age.

The 78-year-old believes that to stay relevant, you have to continuously tune into new trends rather than looking back.

“I am appreciated by every generation but my own. My generation hates me. I don’t even know what happened to the people my age. They disappeared out of my vision,” he said. “When people I know for a long time start to talk about the good old days, their days are over. Maybe they were good – but it’s up to you to make the present pleasant, too, because we have to adapt to the time. The time does not adapt to you. And if you think it is not your time, then you stay at home with your memoirs and your souvenirs, and look at your old photos. I don’t do that. You have to kick the a**e of your own past!”

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