Karl Lagerfeld: ‘Paris Is A Nightmare’ — The Streets Aren’t Safe Anymore

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Karl Lagerfeld said living in Paris is “a nightmare” now.

(Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Conde' Nast International Luxury Conference)

(Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Conde’ Nast International Luxury Conference)

The 82-year-old fashion icon — who is the head designer for the fashion house Chanel — said the streets in the city he’s lived in since the 1950s just aren’t the same. (RELATED: Geraldo Rivera ‘Thanks God’ After His Daughter Is Found Safe After Paris Terrorist Attack)

“This is not the most glamorous moment in Paris,” Lagerfeld said during an interview with CNN Style this week. “Paris by night is a nightmare now. It is not a cliché anymore.”

“I must say, in my whole life I never saw Paris that gloomy. Paris has to make an effort to become Paris again.”

(Photo: Francois Durand/Getty Images)

(Photo: Francois Durand/Getty Images)

Lagerfeld said the city is a far cry from what it used to be when it “looked like an old French movie.”

“It was another world,” he said. “There was no feeling of danger, and not even a boy of 16 years old could walk in the street. Things are changing, but I have the feeling I lived in a world that no longer exists.” (RELATED: Band Performing During Paris Terrorist Attacks Kicked Out Of Festival For Anti-Muslim Remarks)

Last November, a terrorist attack on the city left 130 people dead.