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Karl Lagerfeld Plays Coco Chanel in Interview for Harper's Bazaar, Calls Self "Idiot"

Karl Lagerfeld Plays Coco Chanel in Interview for Harper's Bazaar, Calls Self "Idiot"

>> Harper's Bazaar loves its gimmicks, and in honor of Coco Avant Chanel premiering Sept. 25 stateside, the magazine asked Karl Lagerfeld to channel Coco Chanel and give her "opinions" of the world of today, from Botox to Karl himself for their September 2009 issue.  A preview of "Coco's" answers, below. 

Harper's Bazaar: What's the new Chanel classic?
Karl Lagerfeld as Coco Chanel: As apparently my old jacket is still around, done by this idiot Karl, I have to help him find a new idea.

HB: What's on your iPod?
KL as CC: The Kills. They suit my character.

"I was never ugly enough [to be a feminist]" »

HB: What would you change about your looks? Would you consider Botox?
KL as CC: When I look at myself in the mirror, I think I'm pretty modern — whatever that means. But maybe I should change my makeup. In my day, the products were dreadful.

HB: Your clothing liberated women in the 1920s. Are you still a feminist?
KL as CC: I was never a feminist because I was never ugly enough for that.

HB: You were famous for your paramours. Whom would you have an affair with today?
KL as CC: I like handsome men, so there would be many possibilities, but dukes and princes are not the right escort for a woman like me today. I like to charm younger men. This has not changed.

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