Haider Ackermann Doesn’t Expect Karl to Hand Chanel Over to Him Anytime Soon


Haider Ackermann, on Karl Lagerfeld's comment that he would like him to take the reins at Chanel when he retires: "I think Mr. Lagerfeld said something that was a really nice compliment. But I think people should take it as he took it: a compliment. No more, no less. And the man is still there, and he’s not retiring. Trust me on that one. We know each other and we really respect each other. I spent last Saturday with him, and it’s a pleasure to be with such a person, because he is so very generous, and he’s got so many things to tell you. You can only just absorb and observe." [DFR]