Karl Lagerfeld’s ex-assistant Arnaud Maillard wrote a book about his experience working for him: “Karl Lagerfeld and Me”.
“He’s an unbelievable narcissist. He needs an eternity to get ready in the morning. He takes photos of himself at every photo shoot and puts them everywhere.”
“Wherever he goes, there is Pepsi-Cola in a Baccarat crystal glass waiting for him and it gets replaced every 30 minutes. It’s like the 18th century.”
“At first, he made fun of the fact that I was writing a book. Later, he tried to prevent certain passages from being published — for example, the chapter about his tax debt. My publisher refused and since then he has acted as if he never read it.”
‘An Unbelievable Narcissist’ [Spiegel Online]
Photo-illustration: Everett Bogue