Jag är omskakad efter att ha läst en intervju med Karl Lagerfeld. Trots (eller tack vare?) att han är relativt lakonisk, uttrycker han idéer och berättar om sitt liv på ett sätt som tilltalar, roar och stimulerar mig, mycket mer än de flesta långrandiga utläggningar jag tar del av. Som exempel återger jag här fem frågor från Bruce LaBruce (i fetstil) och Lagerfelds svar:
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?
They’re my burka.
What does being politically correct mean to you?
It means people talking about charities. Do it, be charitable, but don’t make a subject of conversation out of it because then you bore the world to death. It’s very unpleasant. But I don’t go out a lot so I’m not so exposed to people.
They [homosexuella som vill gifta sig] want to be the type of people who have always despised them.
When I was a child I asked my mother what homosexuality was about and she said—and this was 100 years ago in Germany and she was very open-minded—“It’s like hair color. It’s nothing. Some people are blond and some people have dark hair. It’s not a subject.” This was a very healthy attitude.
This [beundran av porr] is another thing that we have in common.
And I personally only like high-class escorts. I don’t like sleeping with people I really love. I don’t want to sleep with them because sex cannot last, but affection can last forever. I think this is healthy. And for the way the rich live, this is possible. But the other world, I think they need porn. I also think it’s much more difficult to perform in porn than to fake some emotion on the face as an actor.
And a certain detachment, too.
Yes, totally. I was brought up to be detached. You can take nothing with you. There are very few important things, and they are not possessions.
Jag är, som sagt, omskakad. På ett positivt sätt.