Never Retire


"I wanted to do this job since I was a child.
I love fashion.
I'm lucky to work in the most perfect of conditions.
I would be stupid to stop that.

Karl Lagerfeld & Mike Cerre- Paris,1985

Karl Lagerfeld & Mike Cerre- Paris,1985

Lagerfeld’s passion for fashion was obvious even to a non-fashionista like myself. When I interviewed him in 1986,he never spoke of his work as a job as much as he considered it a calling. Not surprisingly, he never gave up his work as long as he was alive and was fortunate enough not have been forcibly retired by someone else or his health.

"Why should I stop working?
If I do, I'll die and it'll all be finished."

Karl Lagerfeld passed away February 19, 2019