Karl Lagerfeld “didn’t mean it” when he said he didn’t like Pippa Middleton’s face

Good news! Choupette Lagerfeld scored yet another magazine pictorial with her daddy, Karl Lagerfeld. Bad news: you know Kim Kardashian is going to try to arrange a magazine photo shoot with her fluffy white kitten, Mercy. Poor Mercy. Mercy will never have the grand life that Choupette Lagerfeld has. Of course, NONE of us will have the grand life that Choupette has. Choupette is living the dream. Choupette is the love of her daddy’s life. And it’s amazing! Anyway, Karl and Choupette cover the new issue of Grazia, which is pretty downmarket for Karl (and for Choupette). But the mag promises a huge Choupette photo shoot, plus a great interview with Karl. In the early excerpt, Karl even tries to take back what he said about Pippa Middleton (“I don’t like her face…she should only show her back”) by complimenting the other Middletons.

When Grazia last met the genius who is Mr Lagerfeld, he had some rather strong opinions on one Miss Pippa Middleton, if you remember. So when we hot-footed it to Paris last week to interview Karl (no biggie) about Mon Shu Girl, his new collaboration with Japanese beauty brand Shu Uemura, we thought it was our fashion duty to chat about the other Middleton ladies. Oh you know, that Kate who’ll one day be Queen. Turns out she’s the person Karl would most like to wear his kooky cosmetics collection, featuring cute nail decals to gorgeous eyeshadow palettes. ‘Kate Middleton! I love Kate Middleton! She can try anything. For make-up she has no limits!’ he told us exclusively.

And if that clears up how he feels about our beloved Duchess of Cambridge, he’d like to clear up those less-than-complimentary comments about her sister too, it seems. (You may recall Karl recently said ‘I don’t like her face…she should only show her back.’) Now he insists, ‘I didn’t mean that! I only meant I don’t think her make-up is right; she has a roundish face and round eyes and she should pick another make-up for the eyes.’

But who does think is the sexiest of the Middleton crew? His answer might surprise. ‘I think Carole is very sexy. I think the mother is sexier than the daughters. There is something full of life about her. For a woman who must be 50 or so I think she’s great. Full of energy.’ Weeeeell… something tells us Carole won’t be sad to hear that one!

As talk returned to the cherry red lipstick and nail polish in his Mon Shu Girl collection, Agent Grazia also inadvertently solved one of Fashion’s Greatest Myssssteries: why does Karl Lagerfeld wear those fingerless leather gloves? (You thought it was just *His Look*, didn’t you?) Well, yes and no. It seems that the fingerless gloves allow the Godfather of Fashion easy access to his diamond vault. Oh, yes. Casually enquiring in a not-at-all-burglary-focused manner as to where Monsieur Lagerfeld keeps all his jewellery, the designer was happy to reveal the bling is discreetly stashed away behind a certain objet at Lagerfeld Towers. And the secret combination? Why, it’s one of Karl’s own unique fingerprints! So naturally those fingerless gloves are essential for making sure no one else gets their mitts on the rocks. (Grazia Daily grabbed Karl’s Diet Coke glass on the way out).

[From Grazia]

So when he said “I don’t like her face” about Pippa, he was just talking about Pippa’s makeup job? Hahahaha. I love Karl. There’s nothing better than Karl Lagerfeld trying to backtrack on some bitchy thing he said. He did that with Adele too, after he called her “a little bit fat” – Karl basically groveled for Adele’s forgiveness and talked about how much he loved her. Sometimes I wish Karl would just own his bitchy statements, but other times… well, I just love when we have new Karl comments.


Photos courtesy of Grazia.

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  1. Amelia says:

    Oh, Karl. What has the world come to when we can’t even rely on you for pure, unadulterated bitchiness?
    Someone pass the cracktini flavoured Ben and Jerry’s.

  2. yOXA says:

    I would like to see him date Rupert Everret. bitches deserve each other.

  3. dilettante says:

    Karl’s comments always amuse. But I do think he’s only retracting his insult so he can get Kate to wear his clothes / makeup. If someone made such a mean comment about my sister I absolutely wouldn’t want to deal with them.

  4. Dirtnap says:

    I used to like you, Karl.

  5. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    Lagerfeld is channeling Dr Evil with that awesome white kitteh and his c*nty attitude. Go Karl!

  6. Eleonor says:

    If there’s someone who can tell Middleton sisters have a makeup/racoon problem it’s him. Please say it!

  7. jc126 says:

    He’s funny, but mean.

    LOVE that kitty. He should get her a buddy to live with. She is adorable!

  8. Fudge you, I'm going to Guam! says:

    I have roundish eyes too and it’s hard to do eye make up. Every tutorial on youtube is for every eye shape expect round eyes and when you do find one, the person doesn’t even have round eyes so it’s useless.
    Btw, has anyone ever seen Karl’s eyes? I have and they were scary! No wonder he always wear sunglasses.
    Oh, and I would like to scrub Pippa’s face and get rid of the harsh eyeliner.

  9. Shaz says:

    yea, because Karl’s face isn’t weird at all…

  10. Macey says:

    well at least he know how to hold the kitten and support its legs and bottom, unlike other people…poor Mercy 🙁

  11. Steph says:

    LOL I agree with his first statement, I think Pippa is plain at best.

  12. Alexandra Bananarama says:

    That kitty is too cute!!!
    I love bitchy men.

  13. rumbleseat says:

    On a related note, if KK really does a spread with that cat, I will finally wind up turning on her. Which is sad, because as much as other people hate her, she never really bothered me that much. I have a way of hating the people who try to push their “authenticity” on the public. Apparently inauthenticity does nothing for me. Weird!

    • Reece says:

      The difference is she’s blatantly inauthentic. imo It’s an oxymoron I know but her honest inauthenticity is what makes that family marginally tolerable.
      Marginally, they have their moments.

  14. dcypher1 says:

    I think pippa is a buttah face. Everythings good but her face.

  15. Lisa says:

    The only cute puss Uncle Karl has is the one that meows.