Karl Lagerfeld crafts inflammatory, mildly offensive statements with the same frequency he designs beautiful collections and despite his views, the Fashion demi-God seems blissfully unaware of the damage his words carry. See our Karl Lagerfeld Says The Darndest Things post for further evidence of this.
In his latest none too PC statement, the Chanel Creative Director denounced curvy women in fashion. “No one wants to see curvy women” he said, responding to the new editorial policy of Brigitte Magazine Germany’s number one women’s magazine. Speaking with The Guardian, Brigitte editor-in-chief Andreas Lebert said readers “no longer wanted to see protruding bones” adding “The whole model industry is anorexic.”
The Kaiser however, saw things in a slightly different light: “You’ve got fat mothers with their bags of chips sitting in front of the television and saying that thin models are ugly” he said. Lagerfeld’s comments of course are ironic for two reasons 1) He used to be fat himself and 2) He enlisted notorious fat-phobia fighter Beth Ditto to play his Fendi party earlier this year. We wonder how long it’ll be before Ditto calls Lagerfeld out on his views.
Whatever your views on the fantasy of fashion vs. reality and the body image issue it creates, can we at least admit that atrocities like THIS benefit absolutely no one.
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