Lagerfeld...


MizzRobin
on Oct 13, 2009 @ 01:09 pm

So, did any of you hear about his comments on skinny models and those that object to them? I read a thread on here recently about petite and other sized models recently and was wondering what people thought of Lagerfeld's comments....

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/oct/12/lagerfeld-size-zero-thin-models
 


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Ali de Bold
Oh, Karl! on Oct 13, 2009 @ 05:16 pm

Lagerfeld is almost more famous for his eccentric personality and what comes out of this mouth than what he produces with his hands. We all love him but he is quite a nutter isn't he?

When I interned at Fashion File I saw tapes and tapes of footage of The Karl and he was always saying something outrageous. Like this, my favourite quote from the article MizzRobin referred to:

"These are fat mummies sitting with their bags of crisps in front of the television, saying that thin models are ugly."

I think he tries to provoke on purpose to keep people talking about him.
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MizzRobin
Ah ha! on Oct 13, 2009 @ 10:14 pm

I know eh...he definitely knows how to get a rise or a reaction out of people!
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make-up junkie
Eccentric nut he is! on Oct 14, 2009 @ 12:04 pm

You either love him or hate him - I love him for Chanel but yes, some of the things that he says are less desirable. I think anyone that works in the fashion or beauty industry knows to take his comments with a grain of salt because he's a little nutty! Most geniuses are. But young women growing up who admire him and his work will probably take his comment to heart because he is such an icon which is unfortunate. Of course it gives him great media value good or bad - after all he is a business man too. Now that he's a "skinny" he's totally turned on his past fat-self! lol
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Marayna
Oh Chanel... on Oct 15, 2009 @ 11:13 am

Love, love, love Chanel! So it's hard for me to say anything horrible about the guy. Plus, I don't really know him personally so, I wouldn't tread on that water.

However, I think he makes a valid point, albeit in a very harsh way. I am all for this movement towards more 'real' women, but why does that have to include getting rid of the models we have today? As mentioned, models are real people as well who have their own lifestyle, enjoy pizza and have a unique personality that is just as beautiful as those of the plus-sized model.

Each side needs to be careful with what they say since the 'average woman' is a very touchy topic for the 'overweight', 'thin', 'ugly' and 'beautiful'.
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Ali de Bold
great points, Marayna on Oct 15, 2009 @ 11:20 am

I agree that "normal" includes a wide range of sizes. As long as you are healthy it's just as shameful to discriminate against a thin model as an obese person. We should accept each other as we are and save comments for legitimate health concerns.
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mamaluv
health #1 on Oct 15, 2009 @ 12:24 pm

Amen to MC's point above! "Healthy" can be very slender, more curvaceous, and all points in between. Unhealthy can also fit in that range.

So we should not critique healthy slender models nor healthy women of larger sizes without any knowledge of their habits, genetics, and personal interpretation of what a beautiful size means to them.
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