It seems the U.S. isn’t the only country in which fashion and politics have become intertwined.
Fashion heavyweights in France are using their influence in support of marriage equality, which has become a hot-button issue in France in recent months as French president Francois Hollande is expected to propose a same-sex marriage bill this Friday.
Last week, French Elle unveiled a “marriage pour toutes!” cover featuring two white-clad models in an embrace and Carla Bruni recently told French Vogue she supports gay marriage despite her husband Nicolas Sarkozy’s opposing stance.
“I don’t even understand the debate, Lagerfeld told the AP after the show. “Since 1904 (in France) the church and state have been separate.”
As lovely as that gesture was, Lagerfeld is strangely not on board with all aspects of same sex equality.
According to the AP, he is against gay couples being allowed to adopt children.
Lagerfeld has never been too keen on the idea of kids, preferring instead to spoil his cat. He once told WWD: “I don’t like the idea of responsibility. I don’t want any children. A cat is already a lot to manage for me.” He also told Vice back in 2010 that “If there were a child I wanted to adopt, I would try to find the family of the child and give them the money for an education in his life and his context.”
Still, we’re not clear on why he’d want to prevent all gay couples from adopting. Like, are surrogates and sperm donors okay? Hopefully, the outspoken designer will clear this up for us in the near future; though, we won’t count on his rationale being entirely well-reasoned, because, you know, it’s Karl.