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Karl Lagerfeld owns 40 iPods

Fashion guru, Karl Lagerfeld admitted in the French magazine “Elle” that he owned 40 iPods. The English translation reads: “These sweats are for someone that never jogs [talking about the clothes in the picture] even if the metal grey color is very chic, it is not for me. However, I love iPod, I have fourty of them. I recorded all the music I love on them.” MacBidouille states, “40 iPods, that is a maximum of about 1.5 TB (terabytes) of music, or roughly US$400,000 at the iTunes Music Store. That is, of course if Apple can provide that much music.”

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don’t you think its more likely that he has the 40 gig Ipod? granted he’s got the $

Posted by stating the obvious on April 21, 2004 at 12:02 PM (CDT)


40 iPods?  Wouldn’t that defeat the purpose of storing and organizing all your music in ONE compact and portable device?

Posted by Ryan on April 21, 2004 at 1:08 PM (CDT)


i bet u anything these idiots messed up on the translation

Posted by jr on April 21, 2004 at 2:36 PM (CDT)


eh i’d like to believe that karl lagerfeld has 40 ipods. lagerfeld is all about excess i’m sure.

off a bit but.. there was the story yesterday about the gucci ipod case. i’d much more prefer a chanel one… karl get on this.

Posted by Travis on April 21, 2004 at 2:59 PM (CDT)


hey this guy is to damn rich

Posted by BIGP in Texas on April 21, 2004 at 8:01 PM (CDT)


40 gigs vs 40 ipods…..hmmmm…..
unless this guy owns his own local tower records, i dont think theres any way hes gona fill 1.5 TERAbytes of music.  Methinks sumpin was lost in the translation….. or hes one helluvan ipod junkie.

Posted by kilgore trout on April 21, 2004 at 8:45 PM (CDT)


Found the ad in French.

What he says:  “...I have a 40.” 

NOT “...I have 40.”

Don’t rely on Google translators or Babblefish or some such.  Get real people…

Posted by Traveller63 on April 22, 2004 at 12:48 AM (CDT)


Yeah, I was gonna say…  40 Ipods would just be retarded.  Talk about disgusting excess.

ONE 40GB Ipod makes far more sense.

Posted by Z on April 22, 2004 at 7:26 AM (CDT)


Hey Traveller63:

The French ad (on Macbidouille) says “j’en ai quarante” which literally means “I have forty of them”. It’s however very likely that the ad people misunderstood him when he said something like “j’ai un 40 (giga)”.

Posted by jean-wim on April 22, 2004 at 1:21 PM (CDT)


Let’s not forget that Karl Lagerfeld is not French, so there are multiple points at which this could have been mistranslated.  Personally, I like the idea of him having 40 iPods.

Posted by tonicboy on April 22, 2004 at 4:42 PM (CDT)



check out the wired link.. he DOES own 40… insane but true

Posted by Sombras1977 on May 13, 2004 at 12:51 PM (CDT)

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