As part of his guest-editorship at Metro World News in Paris, Karl Lagerfeld gave his opinions on Adele, the Obama’s and Russian men plus other topics of the week:
On Lana Del Rey:
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 the Greek economic crisis:
Nobody wants Greece to disappear, but they have really disgusting habits — Italy as well.
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 M.I.A. flipping the bird:
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. People in magazines are 50 percent bimbo and 50 percent pregnant women.
Continue reading for more quotes on his views plus his answers to personal questions about sex, death, and pets???
On the Obamas:
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?”*
I want [Barack] Obama to win because there is nothing better anyway, and especially because of her.
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 being politically correct:
Be politically correct, but don’t become a bore for that. People should be sensitive in these matters, but not make so much noise. Be politically correct, but do we have to know your opinion?
* In case you were wondering whether she ACTUALLY said this, the answer is no: “Mrs. Obama never made that statement,” says Kristina Schake, Michelle Obama’s director of communications.
Here’s some more statements he made when he answered some personal questions about himself.
Do you have much of a sex drive?
Huh? I want you to repeat that.
Do you have much of a sex drive?
No, I’m not very much interested in that. But it’s not a question of time, people can make quickies you know. [laughs] If you ask this kind of question, you get this kind of answer. [laughs]
Quickies can be fun.
Good, good, good! I find you talk like Europeans. [laughs.] I think sex is an overrated subject.
But it’s the French way, though.
You know, I’m not French. I’m a bloody German.
When was the last time you were in love?
I don’t know. I like freedom … Relationships happen for everybody, it can never be a problem. But it’s not really my main thing.
Of course, they talked about other subjects, too, like whether Karl watches TV:
I like to be on TV but I don’t watch TV. I have no time for that.
Who has influenced him during his life?
Influence has another name, and that’s called copying. You see? It’s in the air, I don’t know. I’m like a TV antenna.
On why he doesn’t keep pets:
They die so I don’t like them. The drama is I had two I really liked and after they died I don’t want another one. That’s too depressing.
I think it’s like a sleep where you don’t wake up. You don’t remember before, you don’t remember after. The only thing is I don’t want to be seen dead, huh? So anyway, over, over. The batter is finished, huh, puft.
You gotta love him…. he’s soo random