In an interview with Metro US, fashion mogul Karl Lagerfeld, the outspoken creative director for Chanel, shared his brutally honest thoughts about pop singer Adele and her figure.
“I prefer Adele and Florence Welch,” he told the newspaper. “But as a modern singer [Lana Del Rey] 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.”
Feel free to pick out what part of that statement most offends you.
Lagerfeld, 78, has had his share of controversy when it comes to his declarations on the state of womenfolk, but will his comments about the much-beloved singer have a greater backlash than usual? It’s not news that Adele and Del Rey have distinctively different body types, and she’s addressed her full figure more times than she should have to.
The question I have about Lagerfeld’s statement is, too fat for what? A meteoric career? A stunning magazine cover? Six Grammy nominations? Inclusion on a list of 2012’s Most Desirable Women? (For the record, Del Rey was three spots behind.) Given all of Adele’s accomplishments and her tremendous, passionate fan base, I think she’s doing fine.