Karl Lagerfeld Sued For Comment About Fat Women On Catwalks

Photo by Carter Smith.
Photo by Carter Smith.
Photo by Carter Smith.

“A French association that fights for the rights of curvy women has made an official complaint against designer Karl Lagerfeld over his comments that no one wants to see plump models on catwalks.

The association — called “Pretty, curvy, sexy and fine with it” — filed the complaint at the prosecutor’s office in the western city of Saintes, accusing the haute couture star of “defamatory and discriminatory comments”, its president Betty Aubriere said.

The Chanel designer, who lost 42 kilos (93 pounds) more than a decade ago and wrote a book about it, has periodically criticised overweight people and lauded thinness.

“No one wants to see curvy women on the catwalk”, he is cited as saying in the recently published book “The world according to Karl”, which collates some of his most famous quotes.

He repeated this on television earlier this month, and said France’s healthcare system was struggling partly because of “all the illnesses contracted by people who are too fat.”

Read more here at Business Insider.

Is it possible that all these negative comments about curvaceous women actually a self-hatred projection? I mean Karl Lagerfeld used to be large himself before. 

The funny thing is while I was looking in Google for the keyword, “Karl Lagerfeld Fat” as I wanted to find images of his former self, the result that appears were all the skinny pictures of himself because those pictures are attached to the many articles of him fat-shaming public figures. Hmm, curious.