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The 8 Bitchiest Things Karl Lagerfeld Has Ever Said

No one would ever accuse Karl Lagerfeld of being too nice. The Chanel designer is one of fashion's most compelling interview subjects precisely because he speaks frankly and gives the impression that he says what he thinks. Unfortunately, sometimes the thoughts he articulates are seriously offensive and misguided. To put it bluntly, Karl Lagerfeld is a bitch.

Need proof? Read on for some of Karl's bitchiest quotes ever:

Karl Lagerfeld Bitchy Andy Warhol


On Andy Warhol: "I shouldn't say this, but physically he was quite repulsive."

Karl Lagerfeld Bitchy ines de la fressange

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On former muse Ines de la Fressange: "I wish her all the luck in the world, just so long as I don’t have to see her anymore or hear her spoken about."

Karl Lagerfeld Bitchy Adele


"The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice."

Karl Lagerfeld Bitchy Yves Saint Laurent


On Yves Saint Laurent: "He is very middle-of-the-road French-very pied-noir, very provincial."

Karl Lagerfeld Bitchy Pippa Middleton

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"Kate Middleton has a nice silhouette. I like that kind of woman, I like romantic beauties. On the other hand, the sister struggles. I don’t like the sister’s face. She should only show her back."

Karl Lagerfeld Bitchy Female Journalist

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"I had an interview once with some German journalist – some horrible ugly woman. It was in the early days after the communists – maybe a week after – and she wore a yellow sweater that was kind of see-through. She had huge tits and a huge black bra, and she said to me: 'It's impolite; remove your glasses.' I said: 'Do I ask you to remove your bra?'"

Karl Lagerfeld Bitchy Heidi Klum

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On Heidi Klum: "I don't know Heidi Klum. She was never known in France. Claudia Schiffer also doesn't know who she is."​

Karl Lagerfeld Bitchy Russian Men

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"If I was a woman in Russia I would be a lesbian, as the men are very ugly. There are a few handsome ones, like Naomi Campbell's boyfriend, but there you see the most beautiful women and the most horrible men."

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