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13 Aug 2013
1:40 pm

Karl Lagerfeld criticises Angela Merkel’s dress sense

Karl Lagerfeld has once again caused controversy with his critiques, this time claiming German chancellor Angela Merkel should dress "according to her special proportions".

FILE PICTURE: Designer Karl Lagerfeld. Photo taken by Christoph Schaefer (Image courtesy of WikiMedia).

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.”

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