Karl Lagerfeld Believes Today’s Models Are Not ‘That Skinny’

Karl Lagerfeld, the controversial Chanel head who isn’t at all afraid to speak his mind when it comes to a wide variety of topics, recently stated during an interview with Channel 4 News that today’s models are actually not as skinny as many have been led to believe. Lagerfeld also explained that, contrary to popular belief, nobody works with anorexic girls in the industry, calling such allegations “ridiculous.” However, when asked if it would be okay for women to be heavier at some point in the future, the designer offered up an interesting observation.

“Unfortunately, yes,” he stated. When asked if it was okay for women to carry a little bit of extra weight right now, Karl Lagerfeld kept his response simple: “No.”

The designer’s definition of “not that skinny” might be a little different than most, especially considering Lagerfeld famously declared that award-winning singer Adele was “too fat.”

“There are less than one percent of anorexic girls, but there are over — in France, I don’t know about England — over 30 percent of girls who are big, big, overweight,” Lagerfeld said, explaining that the fashion industry isn’t at all interested in extremely skinny girls. He added, “The models are skinny but they’re not that skinny. All the new girls are not that skinny. You know, there’s a new evolution.”

Of course, Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t spend all of his free time discussing the expanding waistlines of actresses, singers, and celebrities. According to the Daily Mail, the Chanel designer revealed that he would love nothing more than to dress Kate Middleton in his clothing.

“She’s beautiful … the state of the economy in Europe, not especially in England, I think she’s perfect for that … she cannot come like a red Carpet girl, but for times being, she’s perfect,” Lagerfeld said.

Do you agree with Karl Lagerfeld that today’s models are “not that skinny”?