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Karl speaks: bling is demode! January 29, 2009

Filed under: Karl Lagerfeld — K @ 7:29 pm
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Clean out your hearts and your closets, people…Karl has spoken.   The UK telegraph recently ran a poignant article about Karl’s thoughts on fashion during the recession and he had some truly prolific things to say.  “Bling is over,” Karl declared. “I call it ‘the New Modesty’.”  According to the article,

This whole crisis is like a big spring housecleaning – both moral and physical,” the German-born Chanel designer told The New York Times. “There is no creative evolution if you don’t have dramatic moments like this. Red carpets covered with rhinestones are out.” Cutting back his own spending may not be a part of Lagerfeld’s strategy, but the implication for the rest of us is clear: where luxury was an attitude as much as a style of dress, we are to find a replacement in modesty.

So throw out your Bedazzler and break out those button-up collared shirts. It’s time for New Modesty.