Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld — who is known for his random outbursts and controversial opinions — had this to say about British singer Adele:
“The thing at the moment is Adele….She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice.”
Ouch! That quote comes from a recent interview Lagerfeld did with Metro News, where he shared his opinion on a wide range of topics, including the Royal Family, the Obamas, M.I.A. flipping the bird at the Super Bowl and more.
The 78-year-old creative director of Chanel and Fendi also called Russian men ugly and said that the Greeks and Italians have “disgusting habits.”
Read what else he had to say below.
On today’s female Pop stars:
“I prefer Adele and Florence Welch. But as a modern singer she is not bad.The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice. Lana del Rey is not bad at all. She looks very much like a modern-time singer. In her photos she is beautiful. Is she a construct with all her implants? She’s not alone with implants.”
On the Obamas and Politics:
“Yes he does [deserve to be re-elected], especially because of Mrs. Obama. I’m a big fan of Mrs. Obama – and her face, I think, is magical. He would not be there without her. Mrs. Obama is not a fashion statement, but she has other things to do. My favorite thing about Mrs Obama was when she was asked if her skirt was not too tight and she answered ‘Why you don’t like my big black ass?’ I want [Barack] Obama to win because there is nothing better anyway, and especially because of her.
“I never voted in my life. I will never vote. I know too much about politics from what’s going on backstage. To vote you have to believe all that garbage that they promise you, and they can’t keep those promises. If someone gave me an Obama pin, I would just put it on.”
On M.I.A. flipping the bird at the Super Bowl:
“Nowadays people give the middle finger quite quickly — it’s not the best behavior. Everybody does that, what’s new about that? It’s just become a bad habit. People in magazines are 50 percent bimbo and 50 percent pregnant women.”
On Russian men and women:
“If I was a woman in Russia I would be a lesbian, as the men are very ugly. There are a few handsome ones, like Naomi Campbell’s boyfriend, but there you see the most beautiful women and the most horrible men.”
On the Greek economic crisis:
“Greece needs to work on a cleaner image. It’s a big problem, as [Greeks] have this reputation of being so corrupt. You can’t be sure the money will go where it’s supposed to go. They need to build trust, and that takes time too. Nobody wants Greece to disappear, but they have really disgusting habits – Italy as well.”
On political correctness:
“Be politically correct, but don’t become a bore for that. People should be sensitive in these matters, but not make so much noise. Be politically correct, but do we have to know your opinion?”
This Karg Lagerfeld guy gets points for complimenting Mrs. Obama but he didn’t have to go in on Adele like that!