Speaking with the Metro World News in Paris, Karl Lagerfeld passed his expert views on the Greek economy, Adele’s waistline, my favorite power-bitch M.I.A. and some other less relevant stuff. Naturally and expectedly he said some really awkward and bigoted stuff that will probably cause an upheaval, then go over everybody’s head almost in an instant. Here’s just a sampling of what he had to say:
Karl on M.I.A. and her newly famed middle finger:
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.
Karl On Lana Del Rey:
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.
Karl on the Greek economic crisis:
Nobody wants Greece to disappear, but they have really disgusting habits — Italy as well.
Karl on Russian women:
If I were 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.
Karl on the Obamas:
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.
Karl on sustainable fashion:
I don’t know what you consider as sustainable fashion. Do it, but don’t make a subject out of it. It’s a little boring.