Karl Lagerfeld: ‘I Can Do Whatever I Want. Exclusivité Is Very Démodé’

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Karl Lagerfeld's most recent random collaboration is a fancy line of glassware and matching coasters, which he believes to be a highly novel concept: "Glasses ruin the surface of a table. You need a little napkin or a bit of paper, like for beer drinkers. Now we have a glass coaster for the glass. All the pieces are the same size on the bottom, so the coupettes [coasters] fit everything. I don’t understand why nobody ever thought of it before," he tells Architectural Digest. In response to the usual question about his many varied projects, he says, "I can do whatever I want. Exclusivité is very démodé." [Architectural Digest]