Karl Lagerfeld Gives Alexander Wang His Blessing

Karl Lagerfeld Gives Alexander Wang His Blessing
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We're pretty much used to the Kaiser's loose tongue and sharp criticisms by this point—Pippa and Adele, anyone?—so really nothing that comes out of Karl Lagerfeld's mouth shocks us anymore. But compliments? Whoa, we're not used to this...

In an email to European fashion site ModMods, the designer praised not only Alexander Wang for his appointment as Balenciaga's new creative director, he also commended Nicolas Ghesquière on 15 years well done.

We've never heard of the Kaiser emailing anyone before, but hey, there's a first for everything we suppose... Check out what Lagerfeld had to say on the matter, below:

"Considering how hard it is to replace a man such as Nicolas Ghesquière, the best solution is to choose someone completely different. As the impression we have had so far is that Mr. Pinault [CEO of PPR, which owns Balenciaga] very much wants to 'expand' this area of the business, I believe that Alexander Wang is the best man for the job.

His fashion is easier, his personality is more open to the world and he has very good contacts. People 'adore' Alexander, I too like him very much and I think he is a good choice in light of the fashion house's future projects. Furthermore, his origins will prove to be very helpful in parts of the world where fashion is most important as well as the luxury industry."

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