Lagerfeld: I can't take time off
Karl Lagerfeld insists he has to keep working all the time to exercise his style 'muscle'.
The German fashion designer and creative head of Chanel attended the launch of a pop-up store at Selfridges in London, selling a spoof collection of designs created especially for the Olympics, called Team Karl, and said he is always thinking of new inspiration for his clothes.
He said: "I think inspiration is a muscle, this muscle has to be used all the time, the more you do the more ideas you have.
"I don't believe in waiting for inspiration on beaches. I believe on the job - on the spot."
Rosario Dawson, The Kills' Alison Mosshart, Otis Ferry, Downton Abbey's Laura Carmichael and Daphne Guinness were among the star guests at the launch.
The designer praised British style in the year of the jubilee and the London Olympic games.
He also revealed he had enjoyed sending himself up in his Team Karl collection.
He said: "The glamour of this collection is a joke. It's me so I have to be careful not to get too much into it because I don't expect everyone to dress like me. That's why I like this collection with the T-shirt to make a joke out of me because I think I'm a cartoon."