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"Karl Lagerfeld is my hero. In many ways he made me. He's the most charismatic designer I've worked with. Photographers are crucial in making clothes look timeless. Steven Meisel had such a distinct style that his photos still work 20 years on.... Coco Chanel is my style icon. She got women out of corsets and into trousers. A lot of well-dressed women rely on stylists now. It's sad. In my day, we wore what we wanted. How can we know anything about a person if they don't dress themselves?" [Guardian]