clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Karl Lagerfeld Thinks They're Wimps

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Karl Lagerfeld chimes in on the recent spate of designers' high-profile alcohol-and-substance-related meltdowns and basically calls them a bunch of wimps. “I see designing, running a company, like a high-level athletic activity,” Lagerfeld told WWD. “I don’t want to hear anything about the fragility or any of those things. If an athlete is too fragile to run, he cannot run. And this is exactly the same. You don’t accept this kind of business if you’re too much of an artist. I believe in discipline, so I’m not the right person to cry about weakness and things like this, but maybe I’m not human.” [WWD]