Karl Lagerfeld thinks German chancellor Angela Merkel should dress “according to her special proportions”. The outspoken Chanel creative director – who has previously come under fire for his controversial comments about singer Adele and other well-known females – criticised the German political figure for the pants she wore in a meeting with United States President, Barack Obama, in June.
He told Germany’s Focus magazine: “Miss Merkel [should dress] according to her special proportions. [When she was pictured with Obama], the proportions were bad, like the cut. The pants were too long.” Angela is the latest woman to feel the brunt of the 79-year-old fashion designer’s acid tongue, following his criticism of Adele, Pippa Middleton and Michelle Obama.
Karl famously branded the ‘Skyfall’ hitmaker a “little too fat” in February 2012, while complimenting her “beautiful face and divine voice” at the same time. The designer also insisted Pippa Middleton – sister to Britain’s Duchess Catherine – should “only ever show her back”, and recently claimed: “I think that her sister looks better.”
More recently, Karl gave his unflinching opinion of US First Lady Michelle Obama’s fringe haircut, saying: “Frankly, the fringe was a bad idea.”
– TEAMtalk Media