Karl Lagerfeld Wants Haider Ackermann to Replace Him at Chanel When He Retires

Haider Ackermann, spring 2011.

It's funny how Karl Lagerfeld changes his mind with such conviction. One day he never uses computers, a few months later he can't stop talking about how hot they look. One day he's all, "Retirement is not one of the topics with which I deal. Why should I?" and then he's going to Numero's November issue and handpicking his successor at Chanel:

Lagerfeld replied: “I have a contract for life so it all depends on who I would like to hand it to. At the moment I’d say Haider Ackermann.” Lagerfeld has recently been enamored of Ackermann’s fashions, and had invited him to attend the most recent Chanel show.

Ackermann responded, "What can one possibly say to such a phrase?! Such a compliment! Honored I feel, how can one not be?! In all honesty tremendously, immensely touched especially coming from Monsieur Lagerfeld."