Monday, February 9, 2009

Fashion wisdom from Uncle Karl and others

Is that a smile on designer Karl Lagerfeld's face?

Sundance Channel will show off its fashionable side with a block of Fashion Week programming. The series begins with Rodolphe Marconi’s compelling documentary “Lagerfeld Confidential,” 7 p.m. Feb. 9 (tonight).

Designer Karl Lagerfeld is enigmatic and endearing in his rock n roll priest apparel, accented with heavy jewelry and fingerless gloves. The doc is a behind the scenes look at the iconic man. Here are just two of my favorite observations from Uncle Karl.

"People with turbulent lives who spend their time on the phone are sexual freelancers."

"If you want social justice, be a civil servant. Fashion is ephemeral, dangerous and unfair."

A fashion-themed film will air 7 p.m. nightly through Feb. 15. The line-up includes: David Boatman’s “Ralph Rucci: A Designer and His House;” William Klein’s 1966 satire “Who Are You Polly Maggoo?" Cecile Leroy Beaulieu’s “Jack Taylor of Beverly Hills;” Douglas Keeve’s “Seamless;” Loic Prignent’s “Marc Jacobs & Louie Vuitton;” and David Teboul’s “Yves St. Laurent: 5 Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris.”