We stand corrected: Karl Lagerfelddoes care if we think he’s a mean old man. After the general outcry over his statement that Adele is “a little bit fat” in Monday’s Metro, he spoke to the global newspaper again on Wednesday to apologize clarify. “I’d like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer. Sometimes when you take a sentence out of the article it changes the meaning of the thought,” he said. Interestingly, he was serving as “global guest editor” of Metro at the time. We guess he didn’t take that role too literally, and you know, actually look at stories before they went to press. Read more…
As offensive as Karl Lagerfeld’s much-booed quote in yesterday’s Metro about Adele being “a little too fat” may be, we also find his off-kilter, blunt philosophies totally entertaining. Maybe even refreshing. Does he care what we think of him? Of course. Every inch of his image and persona are so carefully crafted that we listen even more closely for some momentary slip, something that would give us a peek at the real man underneath the shades and leather gloves. And all we seem to see so far in the interviews surrounding his guest-editor stint at Metro is yet another carefully crafted layer: Sometimes it’s mean, sometimes insightful, sometimes really wrong, often like my late grandmother or the Dowager Countess of Grantham. Here, for your edification, are our 10 favorite (and usually offensive) Karl Kuotes:
“I look the part. But I’m not that human, hm?”
“I’m not very much interested in [sex]. But it’s not a question of time, people can make quickies, you know.”
“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.”
“People in magazines are 50% bimbo and 50% pregnant women.” Read more…
Kristen Stewart’s got a big year of publicity ahead for her, what with Snow White and the Huntsman out in June, Breaking Dawn Part 2 in November and On the Road set for sometime in 2012. So we imagine the big photo shoot she did with Mario Testino and Karl Lagerfeld in Paris for Vanity Fair is just the beginning of her many amazing shoots in the coming months. E! has the pics of her all dolled up and 19th-centuryish in a huge Christian Dior couture gown with a huge fascinator as she posed with horses in the park. After the jump, we present you with a closeup of her makeup for the shoot, and a shot of her in another outfit as she chats with Lagerfeld in a cafe (can you get any more Parisian than that?). Read more…
We’ve always thought that Vogue U.K. was far ahead of the pack, and they’ve proved us right by putting our girl crush, the generally amazo Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, on their January 2012 cover. And the shot, by Mario Testino, has her looking like herself (or as much as a Vogue cover could allow) in a pleated silk Chloe gown. By that we mean, they haven’t styled the f— out of Flo, and she looks as statuesque as ever. Of the experience, she told the magazine, ”It was really fun. It was quite energetic, ’cause I had to do lots of … We were kind of going for an Isadora Duncan meets Patti Smith thing and so it involved a lot of jumping … and wind! That’s kind of good for me ’cause it keeps your energy going so I got to just run around a lot.”
There’s also a shoot inside the magazine, and they’ve stuck to a whole bohemian-hippie chic vibe. It’s all radically different from the October 2011 cover she did for Vogue Nippon, which was shot and styled by Karl Lagerfeld and was a lot stronger and more androgynous. Click after the jump to check out that photograph and tell us which cover you prefer. Read more…
The Museum of Modern Art’s Fourth Annual Film benefit, A Tribute to Pedro Almodovar, had celebrities lined up to pay homage to the Spanish director. A few of the stars had been to the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Awards the previous night, making this second round of dress-up all the more impressive. Two nights out and we’re half dead under our charcoal face masks, but not these ladies.Â Blake Lively,Â Chloe Moretz,Â Anna Wintour,Â Drew Barrymore,Â Emma Stone and Sarah Jessica ParkerÂ all wore Chanel, whileÂ Miranda KerrÂ was rocking a bizarre, patterned Peter PilottoÂ dress. Drew also brought her latest boyfriend, Will Kopelman. The evening included video messages to Almodovar from friends Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, as well as montage of highlights from his films.
We know you want to see what everyone wore, so go ahead and check out our gallery.
The stage was set last night at the 2011 Bambi Awards in Wiesbaden, Germany. On one hand we have the blinding column that is Gwyneth Paltrow‘s cleavage, which was lovingly showcased in a glittering, emerald-green Elie Saab gown, slashed down to the navel. This, in our heads, is equivalent to Jennifer Lopez wearing that dress to the 2000 Grammys. Gwynnie, who’s normally so genteel and Goop-y, threw us for a loop with all that sequins and skin.
We also have Lady Gaga wearing what looks like scrap fabric from Bjork‘s swan dress, topped with something Charlize Theron could totally rock in Snow White and the Huntsman. And then Gaga and Karl Lagerfeld met up onstage and the whole place imploded from excessive fierceness. This is also after Gwyneth presented Justin Bieber with an award, causing the auditorium to implode from excessive fame. And Justin was this close to imploding because he was at eye level with GP’s decolletage. As you can tell, there was a lot of imploding going on at the Bambi Awards. Click on the gallery below at your own risk.
If ever there was an instance of “Stars! They are definitely NOT like us!” this would be it. Karl Lagerfeld threw a garden party this weekend in St. Tropez and all of his beautiful model-type friends came out for it. Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson were there, as were Karolina Kurkova and Vanessa Paradis (known to jealous types as the woman who has her claws in Johnny Depp).
These celebs look stylish, cool and sporty (because what’s a party without lawn bowling?) and proved once again that we just don’t have what it takes rock a fedora hat. These guys definitely do, however.
Why aren’t celebrities simply satisfied with their chosen career paths? They seem to think that having one hit song gives them license to design a line of dog leashes or mix up a perfume, and sadly that just ain’t so. Katy Perryis the latest celeb to fall victim to Hollywood’s “I can do it all!” attitude, with her recent stint hosting some Fashion Week interviews for Elle.com.
Don’t get us wrong, we love Katy when she’s prancing around onstage and canoodling sex-freak Russell Brand (Katy, he’s gonna break your heart – watch out girl!) but interviewing Karl Lagerfeld? No thanks. The iconic designer didn’t seem all that charmed by Katy’s clumsy on-camera skills – he gently corrected her when she confused a leather dress for metal and said he preferred listening to his pal Lily Allen – Katy’s arch-nemesis – when getting ready for shows. Ouch! Clip above. [via ONTD]
As if Heidi Klum wasn’t graceful enough, balancing a powerhouse career as a supermodel and host of “Project Runway,” while keeping hubby Seal and their soon-to-be family of six smiling, Heidi found quite a slick way to respond to Karl Lagerfeld‘s dis of her career. The Chanel designer recently snarked, “I don’t know Heidi Klum. She was never known in France. Claudia Schiffer also doesn’t know who she is.”
Heidi responds in the new issue of Page Six Magazine, saying, “I don’t know why [Karl] said that. Maybe he wanted to be in the paper? Maybe he doesn’t understand what I do? It’s bizarre to me that he says he doesn’t know who I am because he’s dressed me in the past. I’ve worn Karl Lagerfeld. Not even Chanel—his line. Lagerfeld doesn’t just send random things everywhere, so it was a big thing for me [to wear his label] to the CFDA Awards a few years ago. I don’t know how he missed that, when he dressed me that time. But you know, it’s cool. People can say whatever they want to say. You can’t please everybody, and you can’t live your life wanting to please everybody either.”