The genius of Karl Lagerfeld, 82

Photo by Jean-Baptiste Mondino

Photo by Jean-Baptiste Mondino

"A well-maintained physique is a great business card. Ideas and intelligence are what matters, but if you have a well-maintained physique, it's better. People are always more willing when it comes to beauty; there's not much to be done about it. It's a classic ideal: healthy mind, healthy body. And, at least for me: discipline. Keeping the body in shape requires effort. It's the antidote to laziness, which is what I hate most of all. And it is an antidote against the passage of time." - Karl Lagerfeld via The New York Times Style Magazine