A Man with Style!

Vernon Coleman

Karl Lagerfeld, the fashion designer, died recently.

I saw him in Paris once.

I was coming out of the Deux Magots café to buy a newspaper at a nearby kiosk.

The man in front of me was Lagerfeld.

He bought a copy of the International Herald Tribune.

The lead story on the front page was of a man who had just gone bankrupt – owing $100 million.

The man was Karl Lagerfeld.

Lagerfeld, the man who owed someone $100 million, paid for his paper with a note and then (and this was the stylish bit) he handed all the change to a beggar sitting on the pavement.

I don’t know a damned thing about Lagerfeld’s clothes designing skills.

But the man had style.

Copyright Vernon Coleman March 2019