I love Karl Lagerfeld. Here are two quotes, which actually reinforce my own wonderful opinion (see Lieux de memoire) and prove that he exists on a higher intellectual plane than any of his contemporaries. he is really thinking about fashion.
"Only the minute and the future are interesting in fashion- it exists to be destroyed, if everyone did everything with respect you'd go nowhere"
" I don't want to think about heritage. I'm not interested in heritage. The way I consider Chanel heritage is the way someone who has earned a lot of money spends the money. You have to play with it, which is what i do".