Karl Lagerfeld, the legendary head designer behind Chanel, Fendi, and his own eponymous label, is overrated, Robin Givhan argues in this week’s Newsweek. “Fashion aficionados idolize Lagerfeld not merely for the great skill with which he has maintained the Chanel image. He has been feted for the quantity of his catholic pursuits—though not necessarily the quality of them,” she writes. Lagerfeld is perhaps best-known outside the world of haute couture for his idiosyncratic—and unpredictable—gnomic utterances, covering everything from eye burkas to the anxieties of childhood. See photos of the man sometimes called “the Kaiser,” with his inimitable life observations and verbal stylings.