Karl Lagerfeld Weighs in on Model Debate: 'No One Wants to See Curvy Women'
Eccentric fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld made headlines again this week with comments about the debate over skinny models. Making references to jealous "fat mommies," Lagerfeld said that ultimately no one wants to see curvy women on the catwalk.
This week, famed German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld weighed in on the current debate over whether the fashion industry should stop using overly skinny models, commenting that no one wants to see curvy women on the catwalk. In an interview with German newsmagazine Focus, Lagerfeld said that the world of fashion is about dreams and illusions, and that the debate is "absurd."
This isn't the first time Lagerfeld has made controversial statements on the topic of weight in the fashion industry or other subjects. We've compiled a list of some of his more recent zingers.
Click on the photo gallery before for a selection of Lagerfeld quotes.
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