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Karl Lagerfeld: I have a selfie bodyguard

Karl Lagerfeld: I have a selfie bodyguard

Karl Lagerfeld's assistant fights off fans who want to take selfies.

The creative director of Fendi and Chanel is one of the most recognised faces in the fashion industry, so it's no surprise he's often stopped by people in the street.

It can be hard for him to leave the house without being bothered, but luckily he has someone to look out for him.

"I don’t do selfies. But other people do, and they all want to do selfies with me. No, no, no. Thank God, Sébastien, my assistant, he’s mean to the people in the street, mean and rude. I’m a nice person," Karl told

The designer is famed for using fur in his runway shows, which has caused problems with animal rights activists. He argues that while people are still eating meat and wearing leather, he can't understand the difference.

"It’s very easy to say no fur, no fur, no fur, but it’s an industry. Who will pay for all the unemployment of the people if you suppress the industry of the fur? The hunters in the north for the sable, they have no other job, there is nothing else to do. Those organisations who are much against it, they are not Bill Gates," he argued.

"I’m very sympathetic [to the anti-fur cause]. I hate the idea of killing animals in a horrible way, but I think all that improved a lot. I think a butcher shop is even worse. It’s like visiting a murder. It’s horrible, no? So I prefer not to know it."

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