Karl Lagerfeld Identifies Question That He Is ‘Not Pretentious Enough to Answer’

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Standing in front of his promlike backdrop, the designer speaks about Chanel's recent, "new vintage"-themed show (including his pochette handbags). He remarks, "The couture has to be something nobody can do. You know the tweed, they are not tweeds — it's embroidery, all done by hand. There's a coat with no sleeves that took 3,000 hours to make." When asked whether he thinks his collection will start a revolution in terms of the idea of vintage and fashion, he responds, "You know, I'm not pretentious enough to answer that question. It's a proposition ... I call it that way and [it's] up to you and the public to see whatever they want ... but it's not [for] me to say that." Not pretentious enough? Sounds like Karl — and Choupette, of course — could use a vacation. Two first-class tickets to Saint Tropez, s'il vous plaît.