Karl Lagerfeld debuts at Selfridges and says that he thinks he’s a cartoon

Karl Lagerfeld’s Karl line is going from strength to strength, from an exclusive first collection launch with Net-A-Porter to a ‘pop up’ store in store on level three of Selfridges in London. Unveiled yesterday, the pop up store will feature not only the Karl Autumn Winter 2012 line, but also Karl Lagerfeld Paris Man and Team Karl, an exclusive capsule collection that captures the energy and celebrations around the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Looking as dapper as ever with his trademark high collar and dark sunglasses as he mingled with guests and had photos taken with Daphne Guinness, Karl told press that “I don’t expect people to dress like me, that’s why I like this collection with the tshirts that make a joke of me because I think I am a cartoon.”

Karl thinks he’s a cartoon? How we could take that comment out of context as what happens He has become more of a caricature in recent years. Bless. But does the creative director of Chanel and Fendi got too much on his plate?

“I think inspiration is a must and it has to be used all the time. The more you do, the more ideas you have, I don’t believe in waiting for inspiration.”

We don’t know how he does it, but the fashion industry would not be the same without him in it.

Daphne Guinnes with Karl Lagerfeld / Via Selfridges Instagram