Karl Lagerfeld turned designer by accident

London: Karl Lagerfeld says that he became a fashion designer "by accident" because he was always inclined to drawing cartoons.

The veteran German designer admits his first interest was in drawing cartoons and he still finds time to indulge in his hobby.

"As a child, I wanted to become a cartoon artist. I only came to fashion by accident. For 20 years, I have painted with pastels and also Shu Uemura eyeshadow colours," contactmusic.com quoted Lagerfeld as saying.