By  on March 5, 2019

Fashion was not Karl Lagerfeld’s only forte. Spurred on by his insatiable curiosity, the designer remained active and engaged in society—both as observer and trendmaker, submerging himself in books and popular culture with the discipline of a high-level sportsman—strict diet, no alcohol.

“I think the worst thing in fashion — and that was very couture in the past in France — is the ivory tower. You know, that is like a cemetery, I’m very much against it,” he told WWD in 2013.

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