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Karl Lagerfeld Delivers Master Class in Paris

On Tuesday 400 students, mostly in communications, sat and listened closely as the fashion designer conveyed a master class at the elite Paris school Sciences Po.  Lagerfeld rambled on and on about everything from his love for paper to his hatred to fashions, which he would say “that go straight from the runway to a museum.” Throughout the lecture he responded to any questions including those from, Françoise-Marie Santucci, editor in chief of Libération’s fashion supplement “Next”. “I was born with a pencil in my hand,” he said, advising students to chase a profession that’s a pleasure, not a chore. Since Lagerfeld was born into a well-to-do family Lagerfeld described why he did not pursue a university education, instead tumbled into the Paris couture world. Throught the speech he talked about:

  •  His five years at Jean Patou
  •  His daily rituals
  •  His passion for books
  •  Music
  • Getting inspired


The designer went on to talk about his spectacular fashion careers in recent history, which included becoming the couturier at Chanel — a position he’s held for 31 years, the designer of ready-to-wear and fur designer at Fendi — 48 years and counting, plus the creative head of his signature fashion house, in addition to a long career designing for Chloé and numerous other brands, not forgetting his photography, publishing and filmmaking activities