Cut to be less of an ‘interview’ and more of a steady stream of Karl Lagerfeld’s thoughts, this video from behind the scenes at Chanel’s fall 2001 Haute Couture show is something of a direct link into the designer’s brain. Discussing why a fashion show’s set designs shouldn’t be too complex (“the sets are great when you arrive, you sit there, but when the collection starts people have to concentrate on the dresses”), why a Chanel jacket is like a t-shirt or a pair of jeans (“you can wear a Chanel jacket with everything”) and on the two attitudes of a woman embodied by Coco Chanel: the glamorous dresses on one hand and a genderless silhouette on the other.

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If it doesn’t auto-play, you can watch the Karl Lagerfeld interview by clicking play below. After that you’ll find pictures from the catwalk collection.

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