Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Karl Lagerfeld's comments on Pippa Middleton.

Has the "King of Fashion" gone too far this time?

Pippa Middleton. Image from

Whilst the fashion industry falls to their knees in worship of Karl Lagerfeld, I however do not. After reading today on multiple websites that Lagerfeld has made a scathing comment about how he thinks that Pippa Middleton has an unpleasant face, I am not a fan.

Although I can appreciate the great influence that Lagerfeld has had on Chanel and the fashion industry, I think that insulting a woman is the worst thing that he can do for his credibility.

First there was his "attack" on the British singer Adele, calling her "fat" and now he has felt the need to exclaim that Pippa Middleton is ugly. Let me categorically state that Pippa Middleton is not ugly by any stretch of the imagination.

Insulting women like this shows plainly what kind of a man he is. As it is women worry enough about their looks in a society which has become so image conscious. Name me one woman that has not looked in the mirror at one point in her life and challenged her self-worth.

The comments that Lagerfeld has made have angered me because his choice words are enough to make these individual women question themselves. Think about how for days after Lagerfeld's comments, Adele must have looked in the mirror questioning herself.

Now Pippa Middleton must be doing the same...

The more the fashion industry applauds Lagerfeld the more we are sending out the message that it's OK for him to insult women in this way. In my eyes this is wrong. Yes, he may be a great fashion designer, but he's not exactly great at holding his tongue.

What do you think... is Lagerfeld in the wrong for making these comments about female celebrities or do you think that he has the right to express his opinions freely?

1 comment:

  1. Karl Legerfeld is an asshole for some of the things he has said. Worst of all was his comment on women who speak out against fashion's use of unhealthily thin models: 'They are fat mummies sitting with their bags of crisps in front of the television, saying that thin models are ugly'.

    Unfortunately I think that Lagerfeld is a victim of the fashion industry in some ways: every designer looks at models in this way, and Lagerfeld is only reprimanded for making his comments publicly, and about non-models. He and other designers probably make comments like this every day, before putting size 0, unhealthy, other-worldly-looking women onto catwalks and into fashion magazines to sell their products.

    We might get told by retailers and magazines that high fashion is for everyone, but sadly another of Lagerfeld's comments sums up the designers' own attitudes: 'The body has to be impeccable. If it's not, buy small sizes and eat less food'. Sadly I think that Lagerfeld is merely a mouthpiece for everything that is rotten in the fashion industry, the things he has said are despicable but he has been made into an easy scapegoat by other designers because he's voicing his opinions publicly. What everyone seems to be ignoring is the fact that almost every high fashion designer voices the exact same opinion with every catwalk show and every fashion shoot they do.