Karl Lagerfeld refuses to dress Lea Michele in Chanel because he hates her ‘look’


Karl Lagerfeld enjoys very few things in this world. He loves his cat, Choupette. He loves Queen Elizabeth. He appreciates (but does not love) Cara Delevingne’s jolie-laide look. He prefers it if you are thin, but if you are “a little bit fat,” it’s okay… as long as you are Adele. So, what does Karl hate? So much. Sunlight. Carbs. Bangs. Retirement. Flip-flops. Pippa Middleton. Ugly hats. Jogging pants. Short legs. Sugar. Elastic. And now we can add one more to pile of hate: Lea Michele! According to Star Mag, Karl Lagerfeld does not like Lea’s look. So Lea will never officially be dressed in Chanel.

Lea Michele had better start saving her pennies. Star has learned that Chanel honcho Karl Lagerfeld has refused to lend Lea any of his gowns for red carpet appearances, because he doesn’t like her “look.”

“She is going to be livid and freak out, but there’s no string that any stylist can pull,” whispers a haute-couture source. “She is more than welcome to purchase the dresses, but having them lent to her isn’t an option.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

Of course, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Lea Michele would buy a Chanel piece off the rack and wear it to an event. That’s what Hayden Panettiere did when Tom Ford wouldn’t dress her – Hayden bought a Tom Ford gown off the rack and wore it to the Golden Globes. Would Lea ever do the same? Perhaps. But I think Lea is happy (for now) where she is, which is getting stuff sent to her from the fashion houses like Calvin Klein and Elie Saab. It’s no big loss for either Lea or Chanel – she looks better in cleaner, minimalist styles and these days, Chanel only really works on 6’ tall models and Diane Kruger.

PS… This green outfit is Blumarine. She wore it for the Fox Upfronts this week.



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  1. lizzy says:

    Oh hey come on….no way is this anti semetic! Mote like lea michele dresses pretty tacky. She likes dresses tight and short and in loud garish colours. With too much makeup and trashy shoes.
    If I was Lagerfeld I wouldn’t want her in Chanel either.

  2. marc says:

    I don’t think this is anti semitic.
    First of all, that’s only hearsay that Chanel won’t lend her dresses.
    Chanel (and a lot of other designers wouldn’t lend stuff to Kim Kardashian either,remember?)
    I think Chanel is looking for that waifish princess look. Diane Kruger, Vanessa Paradis, Audrey Tautou.
    You can even be dirty punk chick like Kristen Stewart, but they don’t like “strong”.
    Jennifer Lawrence and Blake Lively are the weird exceptions.

  3. AG-UK says:

    Probably not a sophisticated enough look for Chanel. It takes a certain type of woman to pull some of that off unless you are French of course. Audrey Tatou check, Marion Coultard check, Vanessa Paradis check and other random women you see on the streets in Paris.

  4. poppy says:

    well, that’s one thing i have in common with k^nty karl.
    not a fan of hers. AT ALL.

  5. Penny says:

    I highly doubt Lea Michele is even on Karl’s radar as a person that exists, especially now that 99% of people have forgotten Glee’s still airing, but if we pretend this is an accurate account, her look is ‘tacky third rate TV star’ so of course Karl isn’t going to be sending her any haute couture.

  6. Snowpea says:

    Well I refuse to dress YOU Karl Lagerfeld because I hate your bewigged, faux Elizabethan, crypt keeper slash court jester ‘look’.

  7. LaurieH says:

    With the exception of a few of their perfumes, I am not a fan of Chanel. Not the clothes, not the ubiquitous quilted bags – nothing. I am also not a fan of Karl Lagerfeld, whom I find obnoxious beyond words. Fashion is art and art imitates life, but life consists of far more shapes than the vertical stick. When Lagerfeld designs things to fit only a very specific body type and refuses to dress anyone that fails to conform, he ceases being a designer and is, effectively, just a tailor.

    As to Lea Michele, I’m not a fan of hers either, so for me, Karl refuses to dress Michele elicits no emotion. One obnoxious person snubbing another. Who woulda thunk it?

  8. paola says:

    I have short legs so Karl bring on the hate! I think Chanel is exceptionally fug these days and I wouldn’t buy anything that is Chanel if I could afford it. Or if I had long legs of course!

  9. Mystified says:

    A couple/three things:
    1. Lagerfeld has right to speak his mind.
    2. Lagerfeld’s Chanel can be tacky at times. He sometimes gets garish with the interlocking C’s logos (What ‘s next a mouth grill with the trademark C’s?). Those “updated” versions of the ’60′s Chanel suit still look pretty ’60′s. Surely if Coco Chanel were alive today, she wouldn’t keep recycling the same suit from a relatively small part of her career.
    3. I wonder if maybe Lea Michele had implied that she didn’t Lagerfeld’s designs, and he is trying to preempt her criticism with some of his own.

  10. Gwen says:

    I don’t think Lea has the right look for Chanel but since he has no problems dressing Blake Lively I find this a bit too snobby. She’s got the same “budget” look as Lea – IMO.

    • TG says:

      Yes and doesn’t he have a relationship with the tackiest queen of all Kim Kartrashian? He has no room to speak on anyone after dressing her and allowing the Kow to be photographed in Chanel holding that awesome Chanel perfume purse thingy.

    • aquarius64 says:

      Lagerfeld doesn’t mind Miley Cyrus bastardizing the brand either. This jackass is on a power trip; trying to look like he is the ultimate fashion arbiter. Have several seats you jerk. If some designer insults me I would’t buy their clothes, let alone ask to borrow one for an event. I’ll patronize another.

  11. Lucky says:

    Why do these actresses insists on the crossed legs I have to pee pose! It looks so stupid!

  12. MrsBPitt says:

    Lea tries waaaaaaaaay to hard to be sexy…and I think her taste in clothes is pretty bad most of the time. She would look better in young, and hip, than sexy/slutty…

  13. eliza says:

    Lagerfeld is the biggest bitch on the planet and I love him for it. Choupette is not a fan of Lea’s and neither am I.

    Truly an overrated person in the entertainment industry.

    • Tatjana says:

      Out of all teen shows actresses, Lea is among the more talented ones. They usually just hire pretty people, who cares about talent. She would be good on Broadway. She started on Broadway, didn’t she?

      • Tiffany :) says:

        She was in Spring Awakening. She is talented, but there are also a lot of reports that she is a cruel, selfish and awful person to be around. Supposedly (per Blind Gossip) she slept with Naya Rivera’s fiance, and that is why they called off the engagement.

    • JennySerenity says:

      I don’t have anything against the girl. Feel sorry for Lea after her bf’s overdose. But I have always had a deep and abiding love of great couture, and quirky Uncle Karl gives great dress. He makes me chuckle with Choupette the grumpy cat. Lea has a very unfortunate budget look that she could easily change, but she’s happy that way, I guess. I don’t blame the Bewigged One at all.

      Also, anti-Semitic? What the what??

      • taxi says:

        Lea & Cory Broke up a while before his od. She was busy “dating” while he was in rehab. That’s why her great displays of grief were thought to be for publicity (or guilt.)

      • jimmys says:

        That’s NOT true Taxi. They were together when he died. And I saw them together in a restaurant in LA just a few weeks before he died, and obviously after he got out of rehab, looking pretty loved up.

        I loathe the girl, but I know for sure they were not broken up, quite the opposite.

  14. RobN says:

    It’s hard to take a look at that green out fit and not agree with Karl.

  15. katy says:

    Sigh… I love a good bit of Kunty Karl. He makes my day so much better when he’s being a judgy bitch. It could only be better if a quote of him saying how much he adores Choupette was thrown in.

  16. junegorilla says:

    She just isn’t very attractive. Perfect look for her role on the show. Good voice. Not a supermodel fashionista type at all.

  17. Emily C. says:

    That green thing looks like lingerie, straight-up, not even trying to disguise it, off the rack from Victoria’s Secret.

  18. SnarkGirl says:

    I always get a Paris Hilton-ish vibe off this chick. Too try hard, too trashy somehow.

  19. katherine says:

    Agree with Karl. Lee is ugly on the inside and out. Her and Corps relationship was fake btw

  20. P.J. says:

    Leave it to my beloved Lagerfeld to be the only one in Hollywood to take Lea and her alleged MONSTROUS attitude and ego down a few pegs 😂 God I love him so!