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Karl Lagerfeld Disses Social Media, Talks Sequel to Chanel Biopic

Lagerfeld talks Twitter, Facebook and the sequel to his mini-biopic of Coco Chanel's early career, starring Keira Knightley.

Even though Karl Lagerfeld would probably be the most fun fashion person to follow on Twitter, the designer won't be joining the social media platform anytime soon, if his latest comments are anything to go by.

"They lose a lot of time these people, and they become stupid because they nearly tell you they're going to the bathroom, eh?" Lagerfeld said in an interview with The Telegraph, referring to Facebook and Twitter.

Presumably he exempts the staff who run his own Twitter feed from the 'stupid' group. And after all, if not for Twitter, how would we ever have known that Choupette was clever enough to use an iPad? One could argue, actually, that Choupette's rise to fame is directly due to social media (kind of like Kate Upton!).

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Lagerfeld also had some strong words for the 2009 film Coco Before Chanel, starring Audrey Tautou. Unsurprisingly, Lagerfeld thinks his version of Coco Chanel's early career, the short film titled Once Upon a Time and starring Keira Knightley is much better.

"Oh, the movie was bad. She played it like women's lib, like Simone de Beauvoir 30 years before The Second Sex. No, no, no, no. Chanel was a different kind of woman," he said. "Keira had it. She is a young woman in love, not a spinster."

Lagerfeld so enjoyed Once Upon a Time, that he's already working on a sequel. "It is called The Return and it is about when Chanel came back in the 1950s. The French press hated the collection and it was the American press who rediscovered her. So we will go to America. And in that, [Knightley] will be mean and bitter."

We can't wait.