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August 3, 2011

Karl, Avant Glasses

Karl Lagerfeld without glasses

I like that you make it clear that you don’t want to be photographed or filmed without your sunglasses on. I don’t either. Who would?
[KL:] They’re my burka.

Exactly. A burka for the eyes.
[KL:] A burka for a man. I’m a little shortsighted, and people, when they’re shortsighted, they remove their glasses and then they look like cute little dogs who want to be adopted.

(Vice Magazine, Interview with Karl Lagereld, March 2010).

Recent photos of Karl Lagerfeld are going around the interweb because well, people rarely see Karl without his signature black glasses.  I knew there had to be more photos of him without glasses so the search was on!  I hunted and gathered and here’s what I found.  Many of the photos are of young Karl before the glasses became his “burka”.  Check out Karl and his muscular (pre-chubby then slim again) bod…

Image Sources: Stylelite, Driving A Deloreon, Pshupati, Chez Mode, and Style Gourmand

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  1. Wow. Those are some amazing shots of the man himself. Thank you for sharing.

    Comment by Drumm — August 11, 2011 @ 6:22 am

  2. You’re welcome!

    Comment by La Chanelphile — August 13, 2011 @ 12:40 am

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