Karl Lagerfeld co-signs on Wang at Balenciaga

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Karl Lagerfeld, never shy about his opinions, frequently finds himself in the news for his surly (often hilarious) remarks insulting other famous folks.

So we were surprised to hear that the Chanel designer had only nice things to say about Alexander Wang’s new appointment as creative director at Balenciaga.

“Considering how hard it is to replace a man such as Nicolas Ghesquière, the best solution is to choose someone completely different,” he told ModMods in an exclusive email. “As the impression we have had so far is that Mr. Pinault very much wants to ‘expand’ this area of the business, I believe that Alexander Wang is the best man for the job.”

He added, “His fashion is easier, his personality is more open to the world and he has very good contacts. People ‘adore’ Alexander, I too like him very much and I think he is a good choice in light of the fashion house’s future projects. Furthermore, his origins will prove to be very helpful in parts of the world where fashion is most important as well as the luxury industry.”

Someone sure woke up on the right side of the bed.


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