Style & Beauty

Karl Lagerfeld On His Hair, Women In Thongs & The Last Time He Cried

W Editors' Blog recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld to talk about everything from his new endeavors with ice cream to why he still uses a facsimile machine to who he thinks should take over at Dior.

Check out our favorite Qs and As from the discussion below and do please head over to to read the rest.

Do you ever take vacations?
I’m not an employee who goes to the office every morning at the same time. Then, vacations are needed. I’m like a rock singer with one-night stands on the road[....]I don’t do meetings. At Chanel, there are no meetings. At Chanel, we do what we want, whenever we want and it works. And Fendi is the same.

Do you ever think about cutting your hair?
No, because I’m afraid it won’t grow again. And I’m not very gifted for hairdos. This is the quickest thing in the world. It takes less than five seconds.

Do you do it yourself?
No, I have someone who comes to the house and washes it, puts in the dry shampoo, and takes care if it because I have no time. I don’t even have time to go to the dentist. I’m busy but in a pleasant way. I’m the one who wanted to do all of it, so I can’t complain.

Is there one thing that you don’t like a woman to wear?
I’m not mad for thongs.

When was the last time you cried?
I’m trying to think of the last time I had onions.