The legendary fashion designer and long-term creative director for House of Chanel has passed away on 19 February. He is remembered for his talent and many projects, including those based in Russia. But Russians will also remember him for his humorous remarks about Russia and its men and women.
"If I was a woman in Russia I would be a lesbian," Lagerfeld told the French newspaper Metro after visiting Russia back in 2012.
"Men in Russia are very ugly. There are a few handsome ones, like Naomi Campbell’s boyfriend [at that time it was Russian businessman Vladislav Doronin], but there you see the most beautiful women and the most horrible men," he summarized
Karl Lagerfeld attends the opening of a Chanel boutique on Moscow's Kuznetsky Most StreetEkaterina Chesnokova/Sputnik
Doletskaya commemorated the iconic designer in an interview with Govorit Moskva radio, referring to him as one of the most significant figures in the industry, but also an extraordinary person.
"I should say there is no one like him in fashion world just because of his good manners, education and structure of his mind. He was a very generous man," she said
'Paris-Moscow' showValery Sharifulin/TASS
Lagerfeld at the press conference devoted to the Pirelli's calendarEkaterina Chesnokova/Sputnik
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