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Kaiser Karl is the subject of a four-hour documentary set to air on German television. The conceit of the doc, which was filmed over 16 months, is that fashion is a religion and Lagerfeld is like its skinny, be-ringèd pope, so naturally the designer was happy to weigh in about the stylishness of some real popes: "The only pope I thought was chic was Pius XII. Even though he may not be remembered for his popularity, I thought he was elegant. And Pope John XXIII was the most charismatic; you can keep all the others," he says. [WWD]