Why we adore Karl–by Victorya Hong

Sometimes, during times of doom & gloom–especially, as we now know, after a Geithner non-press conference–you need a little Karl to lift your spirits. Or, in my case, to pick you up off the floor after you’ve fallen, reeling from bouts of uncontrollable laughter. British Vogue has put together a nice little compilation of Karls’ one-liner wonders. And so, to lighten everyone’s hearts, I give you the best of the very best:

1978 – On his early start:
“When I was four I asked my mother for a valet for my birthday.”

1984 – On his feelings following a fashion show:
“I’m a kind of fashion nymphomaniac who never gets an orgasm.”

1989 – On Ines de la Fressange, his ex-muse:
“I wish her all the luck in the world, just so long as I don’t have to see her anymore or hear her spoken about.”

2006 – On staying healthy:
“Vanity is the healthiest thing in life.”

2007 – On being labeled a squanderer:
“If you throw money out of the window throw it out with joy. Don’t say ‘one shouldn’t do that’ – that is bourgeois.”

2007 – On furnishing a home:
“The most important piece in the house is the garbage can.”

2009 – His thoughts on the recession:
“Bling is over. Red carpetry covered with rhinestones is out. I call it the new modesty.”

Posted originally by Victorya Hong on her blog Musings on fashion, style and culture.

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