Lagerfeld is Fighting “PC Fascism”

January 31st, 2007 // 5 Comments

Karl Lagerfeld, pretentious snob who lives by the mantra “I wear my sunglasses at night,” or fabric genius and a designer we should all gravitate to?

Whatever your answer is the fact is you know his name. He has a ground in fashion. Whether or not you love or hate him the fact of the matter is that he synonymous with Chanel. I haven’t come across one person in my life that has never heard of Chanel.

The skinny model issue has split the industry’s designers into the yay and the nay. Donna Karan is heading team yay and the fight to ban models who are underweight. But, many other designers including Karl think the mere thought of the ban is disgusting. Contact Music reports the words straight from the source’s mouth.

“The idea of regulation is revolting, but so much of the moment. Models are about looks, not about weight. It’s part of this new, PC fascism.”

When I read his quote aloud I laughed to myself thinking about how he threw the word fascism out there so freely. Somewhat ironic since he possesses many qualities of a dictator. But before a flood of pointing fingers begins let me remind you the real issue is the weight. Where do we draw the line? Let the battle of the no-bulge alllowed begin.

By Cara Harrington
  1. Karl is right.

    You can’t regulate taste.

    Later,
    Tom

  2. The only reason I know his name is that Margaret Cho did a routine mentioning him.

  3. NV

    When will people realize eating disorders are such more than about being just thin!! I don’t get why people can’t see runway models as walking hangers. They are there to show the clothes not themselves. Seriously, don’t blame the models for eating disorders its not their fault. Let them walk.

  4. jacob

    i’m guessing karl is pro-anorexic models… because he himself has an eating disorder. he’s not going to knock down the statue that he helped build. since when did we decide that adult women who weigh 85 pounds are beautiful & the ideal? the ban is fine…. it’s not saying they can NEVER walk, just eat a few burgers & fries and then get back on the runway! seriously! i think clothes look better on REAL women not skeletons.

  5. cocotour

    I really disagree with him having qualities of a dictator. Yes he may come up with the next style but he can’t force the general public to like it and accept it. If something’s fugly we won’t buy it, it’s plain and simple. I hate how people always think fashion is some mindwashing game. Just because Lauren Conrad wears those annoying headbands all the time I don’t feel like I need to run out and buy one like hers to feel or look cool.
    You’re selling the entire US population short if you really believe they’re mindless idiots molded into thinking something is cool. People wear what they wear every season because it looks cute and new. You’d get tired of seeing the same movie every day or hearing the same song over and over again and in this case clothes are the medium to express ourselves.

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