In memory of Karl Lagerfeld, one of the most prolific and widely popular designers of the 20th and 21st centuries, who has died today at 85.
Lagerfeld was Creative Director of Chanel for an era-defining, age-defying 36 years. Upon assuming the reins in 1983, Lagerfeld swiftly revived Chanel, reinterpreting the house founder’s iconic tweed skirt suits, little black dresses, and quilted handbags. He did it via the lens of hip-hop one season and California surfer chicks the next—he was a pop culture savant—without ever forgetting what the revolutionary Coco stood for: independence, freedom, and modernity. His iconic work for over half of a century will be remembered as a many faceted, brilliant, and irreplaceable talent. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, September 2018 link
Promise before You Have It
Dress the Archetype
Dress nice but somedays you will have THE HUSTLER WRINKLE!
This is Andre Leon Talley, born in the Southern United States – he taught himself French and became a tremendous fashion icon and critique. He said he learned to dress nice growing up and watching his mother and grandmother get ready for church. He didn’t have much money but he said that was no excuse – with whatever money you can afford, buy the best and nicest you can. My favorite idea from him is that you are not so much dressing for others, you are dressing to present yourself to God. Even if you aren’t religious, dressing nice is a form of gratitude for existence. Check out his documentary – I really liked it
Killers Don’t Have Time to Judge
You Can’t Stand in Place
If you are starting from zero (or negative) – man up!
If I have shyness, they won’t buy this
Use Your Downtime
Find Superior People PLUS You Will Love what you are Good At
One Bite at a Time
The Goldfish Mind
You are Not Alone in Isolation
Fear is at the Beginning
Be a W.O.L.F.
This is from another channel of mine, but I think it is fighting for this program as an bonus lecture.