4 Famous Women Karl Lagerfeld Has Insulted
12:45 pm, July 31st | by
It hasn’t been a good year for fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and women. In February, he dubbed singer Adele “fat” and is now suggesting Pippa Middleton only show her “back,” as her face does not meet his standards and she only has her behind going for her. Here are a few instances in which the style guy has tried to shoot famous women down.
Earlier this year, Lagerfeld endured much-deserved scrutiny for calling music savant Adele
"a little too fat." He tried to make it up to the 24-year-old by showering her with Chanel bags, but given the other appearance-based attacks he has made since his apology, I doubt he's any less shallow now.
said of German model Heidi Klum in 2009, "She is more bling bling and glamorous than current fashion. It may be 'Victoria's Secret,' but it is not my secret." What is your secret? Being a tool? How's that working out for you?
adore Duchess of Cambridge Kate, but not her younger sister Pippa. He recently said of the royal's sibling, "I don't like the sister's face. She should only show her back." Was he referring to Pippa's much-talked about rear end? I'm not sure whether the allusion would make his comment worse than it already is, but I think we can all agree it's rude regardless.
In March, Lagerfeld made a highly condescending insult toward
NewsBeast editor-in-chief Tina Brown and declared her career over: "Tina Brown’s magazine is not doing well at all. She is dying. I’m sorry for Tina Brown, who was such a success at Vanity Fair to go down with a sh-tty little paper like this. I’m sorry." Brown responded to his claims with facts, which happened to be in her favor. Her publication said in a statement, "In the past year since Tina Brown took over as editor in chief of Newsweek, newsstand sales have increased 30% year on year, advertising pages have seen a 27% increase for the first quarter of 2012, we have over 2.2 million people engaged in our social media communities and perhaps the most telling indicator of the renewed vitality of Newsweek, subscription renewals, in a consistent state of decline since 2005, rose by 3% last year." What do you make of that, sir?