On Sunday, we had a rare feel-good story about Karl Lagerfeld. Honestly, all of the Karl Lagerfeld stories make me feel good, but I’m half in-love with Mr. Lagerfeld and his delicious bitchiness. But Sunday’s story was all about Karl Lagerfeld declaring that if the law allowed it, he would probably marry his cat. Which is probably what Jeremy Irons was trying to warn us about repeatedly, right? Choupette Lagerfeld is not really Karl’s fluffy princess daughter. Choupette Lagerfeld is Karl’s fluffy princess mistress and he would make an honest woman out of Choupette if the law allowed it.
Anyway, those Choupette quotes came from an interview Karl did with CNN’s Alina Cho. And there’s MORE. Of course there’s more. Karl is wonderful at giving away deliciously bitchy soundbytes. It seems Karl has more to say about Pippa Middleton and Adele!
Maybe it’s just not fashionable to be apologetic? Outspoken designer Karl Lagerfeld, who followed his infamous Adele diss last year for being “a little too fat” with a harsh Pippa Middleton putdown (“I don’t like [her] face. She should only show her back,” he reportedly opined), is hardly repentant about his cruel declarations.
In promo clips for CNN’s Fashion: Backstage Pass, the notoriously opinionated and eccentric designer appears unapologetic about his insults. When host Alina Cho asks him, “You did not like the face of Pippa Middleton?” He replies, “No, I think her sister looks better,” referring to older sis Kate.
As for his fat-shaming of Adele, the 79-year-old Lagerfeld offers a limp clarification: “I never said that she was fat, I said that she was a little roundish. A little roundish is not fat. But for such a beautiful girl, after that she lost eight kilo [17.6 pounds], so I think the message was not that bad,” he tells Cho.
The designer also opens up about his extreme love for his cat Choupette. “You know, there is no marriage yet for human beings and animals,” he tells Cho. “I never thought that I would fall in love like this with a cat.”
First, the Adele thing – originally, Lagerfeld WAS quoted as using the word “fat”. He allegedly said, “The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice.” He later backtracked a little, saying: “I’d like to say to Adele that I’m your biggest admirer. I actually prefer Adele, she is my favorite singer. I know how it feels when the press is mean to you in regards to your appearance. Adele is a beautiful girl. She is the best. And I can’t wait for her next CD.” Which is probably the closest he’s ever come to an honest-to-God apology. For Karl, that IS an apology and it sounded sincere. And if he’s now saying that she’s “roundish”… well, she is, right? I think Adele owns that. I doubt she would be offended, although I think we should all be offended that some people still won’t shut up about her weight even after all that she has accomplished.
As for the Middleton sisters, Karl originally said about Pippa, “I don’t like her face…she should only show her back.” Then he tried to back-track (hilariously) and claimed, “I didn’t mean that! I only meant I don’t think her make-up is right; she has a roundish face and round eyes and she should pick another make-up for the eyes.” Which is like a double-burn. Not only does Karl hate Pippa’s face, he’s also shading her makeup. I like that he’s just made his peace with hating Pippa now – and why not? I do think Kate is the prettier sister. Poor Pips.
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