Sometime in the early 60s, the Argentinian author J.L.Borges had published a short story entitled “Borges and I“. In doing so, he introduced the concept of Self as being separate from the public persona perceived by readers through his works. That’s an inspired technique he used often along his entire work, which also allowed him to take a critical attitude towards himself, referring at Borges as somebody who “has put together some decent passages, yet these passages cannot save me.”
There’s always a sense of modesty and self irony in Borges’ writings. We cannot say the same thing about Karl. However, watching Karl Lagerfeld’s recent interview, released for Net-A-Porter, I felt something different and unexpected. The 78 years old designer talks to himself. So, for the first time (and the last time, as he claims) it’s Lagerfeld vs. Lagerfeld. Enjoy!