Karl Lagerfeld took time out of his jam-packed schedule to guest-edit Paris’ Metro paper today, and the shit he says in his interview with the free daily is worthy of its own viral video–and that’s not necessarily a good thing.
The Kaiser sounds off on everything from why Obama should get re-elected (hint: it has to do with Mrs. Obama), to wanting to be a Russian lesbian to Adele’s weight. He’s sure to ruffle more than a few feathers with these gems.
Click through for highlights.
On Lana Del Rey, Adele and Florence Welch:
I prefer Adele and Florence Welch. But as a modern singer she is not bad. The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice. 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.
On Russian women:
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.
On Obama’s re-election:
Yes he does [deserve to be re-elected], especially because of Mrs. Obama. I’m a big fan of Mrs. Obama – and her face, I think, is magical. He would not be there without her. Mrs. Obama is not a fashion statement, but she has other things to do. My favorite thing about Mrs. Obama was when she was asked if her skirt was not too tight and she answered “Why you don’t like my big black ass?” [Ed. note: Did Mrs. O. ever actually say this?] I want [Barack] Obama to win because there is nothing better anyway, and especially because of her.
On the Greek economic crisis:
Greece needs to work on a cleaner image. It’s a big problem, as [Greeks] have this reputation of being so corrupt. You can’t be sure the money will go where it’s supposed to go. They need to build trust, and that takes time too. Nobody wants Greece to disappear, but they have really disgusting habits – Italy as well.
On never voting:
I never voted in my life. I will never vote. I know too much about politics from what’s going on backstage. To vote you have to believe all that garbage that they promise you, and they can’t keep those promises. If someone gave me an Obama pin, I would just put it on.
On M.I.A. giving the finger at the Super Bowl:
Nowadays people give the middle finger quite quickly – it’s not the best behavior. Everybody does that, what’s new about that? It’s just become a bad habit.
Non-sensical thought on magazines:
People in magazines are 50% bimbo and 50% pregnant women.