"I think I'm very lucky that I have all those projects, the possibility to do things in such great condition," Lagerfeld told the BBC. "Why should I slow down? What a bore! That is commonplace to think that people have to slow down and [not] burn out. You know, I have a very healthy life. I don't smoke, I don't eat too much, I don't drink, I never take drugs. So, my head is like a crystal ball and I have no need of slowing down."
He added that the reason the luxury business can't slow down, either, is because it responds to desires consumers can't control.
"We create a product nobody needs, but people want," he argues. "If you need an ugly old car, it can wait, but if you want a new fashion item, it cannot wait."