Has the "King of Fashion" gone too far this time?
Pippa Middleton. Image from mirror.co.uk
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?