Uncle Karl, “Fashion Dinosaur,” Speaks, Makes No Sense


Okay, if you can explain to us the logic behind Karl Lagerfeld‘s thinking, we’ll give you a cookie!

Discussing the use of fur in fashion, the Gloved One reasoned that the hunters who produce fur “make a living having learnt nothing else than hunting, killing those beasts who would kill us if they could,” but that the “beasts” should be killed “nicely” if possible.


Although he admits that eating meat sometimes makes him “queasy” he also said that “in a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and clothes and even handbags, the discussion of fur is childish.”

PETA, in return, had some elegant words for Mr. Lagerfeld, saying, “Karl Lagerfeld is a fashion dinosaur who is as out of step as his furs are out of style. The vast majority of fur these days comes not from hunters as he suggests, but from Chinese fur farms, where no law protects the millions of animals who are routinely beaten and skinned alive,” adding, “Lagerfeld├óΓé¼Γäós childish refusal to acknowledge the needless suffering behind every piece of fur and listen to public opinion means that he is being overtaken in the style stakes by an increasing number of designers who believe that cruelty has no place in fashion.”

Lagerfeld also shared some of his ideas regarding the use of size zero models in fashion, a practice that has come under attack as a major cause of rising cases of eating disorders among young men and women. He said that “there are nearly 30 per cent of young people who are too fat. So let’s take care of the zillions of the too fat before we talk about the percentage that’s left.”

Everyone should be taken care of! An eating disorder is just as unhealthy as obesity!

[Image via WENN.]

Jan 2, 2009 3:45pm PDT

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