Thirty Minutes With Karl Lagerfeld - Wmagazine.com
What are your thoughts on Dior? Who should take over?
Well I'm not a consultant there, but I think Riccardo Tisci would be good, and then Haider Ackermann at Givenchy - not because they are friends of mine, but because they are good.
But I read that you wanted Haider to succeed you at Chanel?
Not especially. It's not his world I don't think.
What about Balmain?
Forget about it! This was a job done by a fashion editor. I don't even know the name of the man who did it, so don't ask me about that.
Diorのデザイナー後任問題に関しては、Riccardo Tisciが良さそうと考えているようですね。GivenchyにはHaider Ackermannの名前が出されていますがどうでしょうか。
You've famously worn Dior Homme, Tom Ford. What menswear designers do you like now?
Tom Ford is not as good on me as younger men. And you know why? Because I wore the same kind of clothes thirty years ago - Italian-made by Caraceni. I love the way Tom Ford suits are made. They're chic; they're elegant. But on my younger entourage, they look better than on me. I wear Dior Homme - my old Hedi Slimane suits. The ones they do today, too, as long as they don't get too flou. And a little Lanvin. I used to love Margiela, but it's not him anymore and it shows a little. I used to buy quite a lot of Japanese labels, too, like Undercover and Number (N)ine, but that one disappeared. Mister Hollywood does well-made clothes. You know, I hate made-by-order clothes. It's up to me to fit into them, not to buy some orthopedic stuff to get the body into. I never had one button touched on a Dior suit. Size 48 is my perfect size. In the past you had to do fittings because there was nothing really good. But when I went to Caraceni thirty years ago, there was one fitter for waistcoat, one for jacket, one for pants - it took hours. You needed three months to get the clothes. No, no, no. I like things immediately.
UndercoverやNumber (N) ine、Mister Hollywoodといった日本のブランドにも言及していますね。